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Not even Dubai’s princesses are safe from repression

Expand Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein of Jordan, accompanied by her lawyer lawyer Fiona Shackleton, leaves the High Court in London on July 30, 2019. © TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images In a far cry from the usual dry legal ruling, the family division of Britain’s High Court upheld allegations about the abusive conduct of people acting for Dubai’s ruler. In doing so, it cast a spotlight on the United Arab Emirates’ sheer disregard for the rule of law — both within and outside its borders. The court — deliberating on decisions relating to two of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum’s younger…

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