Minister of Justice
His Excellency Mr Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri was appointed Minister of Justice in June 2021.
From 1983 to 1986, His Excellency the Minister of Justice was an assistant judge. Between 1986 to 1997, he served as a judge across various courts, including the Lower Criminal Court, the Lower Civil Court, the Higher Civil Court, and the Court of Appeal.
In 1997, he was nominated for membership in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and was appointed as Vice President of the Court of Appeal.
In 2002, His Excellency the Minister of Justice joined the newly established Qatari Public Prosecution Office, before becoming Director of the Judicial Inspections Department in 2003.
In 2008, an Amiri Order was issued to appoint him as the President of the Court of Cassation and the President of the Supreme Judiciary Council.
In 2018, His Excellency the Minister of Justice was appointed as an advisor in the office of His Highness the Deputy Amir.
His Excellency has also represented the State of Qatar in meetings regarding the establishment of international judicial organisations and legislation, including the establishment of the International Criminal Court and the drafting of unified Arab labour laws.
His Excellency the Minister of Justice graduated from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University, completed his judicial training course at the Higher Judicial Institute in Morocco, and received an MA in International Legal Studies from the Washington College of Law in the US.
His Excellency the Minister of Justice has overall responsibility for all Ministry of Justice issues including:
- Supervising the practice of law in the State of Qatar, defending the state in cases that are filed against it, and supervising the registration of legal processes
- Reviewing contracts undertaken by other government bodies
- Overviewing efforts to increase awareness of the law, overviewing legal training for government employees, as well as monitoring law-related jobs: lawyers, legal experts and judges