Article 37

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Corporate criminal liability Forced labour Slavery

Article 37 provides the framework for the criminal liability of legal persons, and establishes that corporations shall be criminally liable for the offences committed by its representatives, managers, and agents acting on its behalf or in its name.

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Article 37. Except for ministries, other governmental departments, and public organizations and institutions, any other legal person shall be criminally liable for the offences committed by his representatives, managers, and agents acting on his behalf or in his name, and it shall not be allowed to judge him except by a fine, and applicable provisions from the secondary penalties stipulated by law; if the law stipulates a principal penalty in addition to the fine, then the fine shall not exceed a maximum limit of five hundred thousand (500.000)  Qatari Riyals.

This does not negate the punishment of the perpetrator in person with the appropriate penalty set out in the law.

Law / 10 May 2004 /Qatar / Law No. 11 of 2004 (Criminal Code)

The Penal Code sets out a number of provisions making it a criminal offence to abduct, detain or deprive any person of their freedom, to deal in slaves or to force a person to work. It also criminalizes a number of practices that tend to be connected to human trafficking, such as money laundering or fraud.