Courting tourists : establishing a tourist-specific judicial body in Qatar

Other Title(s)

محاكمة السياح : إنشاء هيئة قضائية خاصة بالسياحة في قطر

Author

Dahdal, Andrew Mazin

Source

المجلة الدولية للقانون

Publisher

Qatar University College of Law (Previously) / Qatar University Qatar University Press (Currently)

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

16

Main Topic

Law

English Abstract

A key element of attracting tourists to any country is the promise of safety and security.

One of the great fears weighing on the minds of tourists is being embroiled in the legal system of a foreign land.

As with attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), one approach to allaying fears is to establish a legal space and regulatory infrastructure purpose-designed to deal with tourists and tourist related grievances.

The simplicity of this proposal masks the intricate logistical, regulatory and jurisprudential issues raised when the idea is translated into policy.

Other jurisdictions, notably Thailand, have attempted to implement similar policies with little clear documented success.

With the impending influx of tourists for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatari policy makers might be well served considering the establishment of a tourist-specific judicial body in Qatar.

This article explores the practicalities of such a proposal in the context of similar experiments and the ‘rule of law’ ideal.

Data Type

Conference Papers

Record ID

BIM-965537

American Psychological Association (APA)

Dahdal, Andrew Mazin. 2019-12-31. Courting tourists : establishing a tourist-specific judicial body in Qatar. Conference of Law in Keeping Up with Tourist Activity : Specificities and Prospects (2019 : Qatar University, Qatar). . Special issue (2019), pp.209-224.الدوحة، قطر : جامعة قطر، كلية القانون (سابقا) / جامعة قطر، دار نشر جامعة قطر (حاليا)،.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

Dahdal, Andrew Mazin. Courting tourists : establishing a tourist-specific judicial body in Qatar. . الدوحة، قطر : جامعة قطر، كلية القانون (سابقا) / جامعة قطر، دار نشر جامعة قطر (حاليا)،. 2019-12-31.
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American Medical Association (AMA)

Dahdal, Andrew Mazin. Courting tourists : establishing a tourist-specific judicial body in Qatar. . Conference of Law in Keeping Up with Tourist Activity : Specificities and Prospects (2019 : Qatar University, Qatar).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965537