His Excellency Masoud bin Mohammed Al Amri
Minister of Justice
His Excellency Masoud bin Mohammed Al Amri was appointed Minister of Justice in June 2021.
Between 1983 – 1986, His Excellency the Minister of Justice was a Judicial Assistant in the Judicial Courts. From 1986 – 1997, His Excellency served as a judge across several courts, including the Lower Criminal Court, the Lower Civil Court, the Higher Civil Court and the Court of Appeal.
In 1997, His Excellency was nominated for the membership of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). His Excellency was also appointed Vice President of the Court of Appeal during the same year.
In 2002, His Excellency joined the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Qatar, before becoming its first Attorney-General and Director of its Judicial Inspection Department in 2003.
In 2008, an Amiri Decree was issued appointing His Excellency as President of both the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judicial Council.
In 2018, His Excellency was appointed an Advisor at the Office of His Highness the Deputy Amir of the State of Qatar.
During this time, His Excellency represented the State of Qatar in meetings related to the establishment of courts and the development of international judicial legislation, including the establishment of the International Criminal Court and the preparation of a draft unified Arab Labour Law.
His Excellency the Minister of Justice graduated from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University. His Excellency also received judicial training at the Higher Judicial Institute in Morocco, and later obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International Legal Studies from Washington College of Law in the United States of America.
His Excellency the Minister of Justice assumes all the responsibilities related to the Ministry of Justice, including:
- Representing State and government agencies and defending them in cases brought by or against them inside and outside the State, in accordance with the Law.
- Supervising the practice of the legal profession.
- Recording legal actions, documenting and ratifying official documents.
- Overseeing the Publication of the Official Gazette.
- Reviewing draft contracts and agreements concluded by ministries and other government agencies, in accordance with the Law.
- Training of holders of legal positions in government agencies, with the aim of developing their capabilities and practical skills.
- Working on disseminating and raising legal awareness.
- Supervising the real estate registration process.