March 23, 2018

A number of things have become clear over the past several days regarding the disappearance of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum.

First of all, it is clear that she was who she said she was. Not only was this confirmed by endless individuals who know Latifa and were concerned a...

March 22, 2018

According to salary information released through WikiLeaks, journalists in the UAE are paid wages associated more with the Public Relations industry than with newspapers; and that makes sense. When you consider that the UAE ranks 119th out of 180 countries in an index...

March 18, 2018

Statement of Radha Stirling, founder of London based NGO Detained in Dubai who have recently surpassed their ten year anniversary: 

"Middle Eastern travel, investment and expat hotspot Dubai has been intently campaigning for British nationals to come to the emirate. Wit...

February 16, 2018

Ten years after forming Detained in Dubai to support foreign visitors and residents suffering human and civil rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates, CEO Radha Stirling has emerged as the leading international expert on the UAE legal system, and a successful campaig...

October 23, 2016

The UAE government is continuing to misuse Interpol as an instrument for debt collection, despite recent reports that they had ceased to do so. Debt issues, unless they involve instances of deliberate fraud, do not generally fall within Interpol's mandate, and the Emir...

June 7, 2016

The issue of access to justice has long been a struggle to achieve, given that access to justice can also have negative results.  On the one hand, we should have the right to take a civil claim against another party whether we can afford it or not.  On the other hand,...

May 30, 2016

So, you're on holiday in the UAE, seeing the sights; the beach, Burj Khalifah, your plush hotel cafe...and, naturally, you want to take some selfies.  Fill your friends on Facebook and Instagram with envy, right?  Unfortunately, even this has become a risky issue in th...

May 17, 2016

We have received five enquiries this year from people who have been requested to send funds to a lawyer because their partner has been arrested in Dubai.

 

 

The fraud usually involves a few planned stages:

 

1.  An intimate but remote relationship is established with the p...

May 14, 2016

Prison sentences for bounced cheques have been a hot topic in the UAE media over the years.  The practice of holding cheques as security is akin to holding a prison sentence over someone´s head.

 

 

David Haye, former heavyweight champion of the world, will fight nex...

May 9, 2016

We are contacted relentlessly by people who are concerned that they may be listed on the gulf region´s version of Interpol, GCCPol, headed up in Abu Dhabi.

 

 

GCCPol is used by authorities in the gulf to locate parties who are wanted within the gulf region.  A lot of wan...

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