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...

May 9, 2016

One of the main ways a government can prove its commitment to Human Rights and the Rule of Law, is by providing independent avenues for redress of grievances; even if that simply means keeping informational  channels open for people to find resources for support.

 

 

It h...

May 9, 2016

It has recently come to light that Interpol has begun to receive funding from major corporations. Industries from tobacco to pharmaceuticals have made agreements with the international police organisation over the past 5 years, boosting Interpol's budget, but calling i...

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