Draft law to punish illegal transfer of accident images

 22 Sep 2016 - 15:06

Draft law to punish illegal transfer of accident images

The Peninsula

DOHA: The State Cabinet yesterday approved a draft law stipulating punishment for taking or transferring photos or videos of the injured or deceased in accidents, through a device of any kind, in an unauthorised manner.

The Cabinet decided to refer the draft law to the Advisory Council for its recommendations. The draft law amends some provisions of the Penal Code promulgated by Law No. 11 of 2004, Qatar News Agency reported yesterday.

In its ordinary meeting at Emiri Diwan, chaired by the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Cabinet took the necessary measures to issue a draft law on the Official Gazette after it was briefed on the Advisory Council’s recommendation on the draft law.

Under the terms of the draft law, the Ministry of Justice shall prepare and publish the Official Gazette. Laws, decrees and other legislative instruments, and any other rule that law provides for the publication must be published in the Official Gazette.The publication in the official gazette will be an obligation to the public to all information mentioned in the published material, and will be an evidence against them. The denial of knowledge of the published material since the date of its publication will not be accepted in any way.

An official website shall be established for the Official Gazette to post an electronic copy of it at the same date of issue, in accordance with the rules established by a decision of the minister.

The electronic version will have the same authentic and legal implications of assessments as the paper copy. In case of any difference, the paper copy will be invoked. The Cabinet also approved an Emiri draft decision to cancel decision No 38 of 2011 on the establishment of the Qatari national committee for oil and gas.