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Princess Haya’s on-going legal battle

Date:8 AUG 2019

Princess Haya’s legal battle seeking protection for herself and her child against the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum continues.

The case initially heard in the Family Court Division of the High Court in London at the end of July has been set to be heard further in the English courts during the week commencing 11 November 2019.  

The Princess has sought a forced marriage protection order for one of her children together with a non-molestation order and a wardship order the latter of which it is said Sheikh Mohammed is contesting who in turn is seeking the summary return of their two children to Dubai. 


Would the Sheikh have had a more powerful case had he had the power of The Hague Convention on his side?

It is believed that the initial application made by the Sheikh may have been filed in Dubai before being transferred to the High Court in London. 

The United Arab Emirates are not a party of the multilateral treaty known as the Hague Child Abduction Convention (the Hague Convention) which if it were may have had a drastic impact on how...

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