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Welcome to the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre website. 

For over a decade, we’ve set out to uphold the rule of law and global best practices as a leading  International Court, specialised in the resolution of civil and commercial disputes. Led by the principles of  independence, impartiality, integrity and propriety, QICDRC is also a key contributor to Qatar’s onshore  judicial system. 

As our jurisdiction continues to expand, extending mediation and dispute resolution mechanism to individuals, businesses and other actors in Qatar and beyond, the Court continues to act with one leading goal in mind – to provide and enhance universal access to justice.  

Our core values of justice, teamwork, integrity, service excellence, and innovation define QICDRC’s approach to the work we do and the investments we make in the latest, state-of-the-art facilities and digital services. From global corporations to individuals with limited financial means, our swift, fair and cost-effective legal advice, assistance and representation remain accessible. 

Our global orientation, supported by high-calibre, international judges from a range of civil and common law jurisdictions, underpins QICDRC’s uncompromised contribution to foreign direct investment and economic growth, in line with Qatar’s long-term national development aspirations. 

Services

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    The Court’s independent judiciary is comprised of a civil and commercial court and a Regulatory Tribunal that specialises in regulatory appeals.

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    The Court administers swift, fair, cost-effective and enforceable judgements in line with global best practice, delivered by a distinguished panel of local and international judges.

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    The Court offers mediation services to individuals, businesses, and others, whether located in Qatar or abroad. This is a voluntary process involving an independent third party (‘the mediator’) who helps the parties reach an amicable settlement in respect to their dispute.

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    Through its supervisory arbitrational jurisdiction under Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Law in Civil and Commercial Matters, parties can elect the QICDRC as the “Competent Court” of arbitration to perform various functions in relation to interim measures, enforcement of awards and appeals.

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    eCourt, QICDRC’s innovative electronic case management system, offers globally-accessible virtual hearing capabilities and live-streaming services.

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