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If you or anyone you know is the victim of injustice, inequality or any Human Rights violations, please get in touch.  Complete the below or email: info@detained.org.uk.  We are here to help you – either criminal or civil allegations or a situation with clear evidence.  We assist with any legal problem or media issue, providing advice from bounced cheques and debt negotiations to removing abusive Interpol Red Notices, or campaigning  to an end of male guardianship laws, and the release of Princess Latifa of Dubai from enforced incarceration and torture by her father.

International Justice​ & Human Rights

Detained International acts, without charge, in a range of matters relating to Human Rights and International Justice, including:

  • United Nations complaints, torture, discrimination and unfair trials
  • United Nations Special Procedures
  • International criminal complaints
  • Human Rights advocacy
  • NGO Advice
  • Universal Jurisdiction
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Atrocity Crime Prosecution and Prevention

Civil & Criminal Law​

Detained International acts, without charge, alongside specialist international and local legal teams in a range of matters relating to civil law including:


  • International dispute resolution
    • Civil litigation
    • Arbitration
    • Mediation
  • International commercial law
  • Employment disputes
  • Real estate & development disputes
  • Defamation and harassment
  • International family law including custody
  • Bounced cheques
  • Debt negotiation


Detained International acts, without charge, alongside specialist international and local legal teams in defending criminal cases including:

  • Fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering allegations
  • Terrorism
  • Extradition
  • Homicide, murder, manslaughter and ‘mercy killing’
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Sexual allegations, including ‘historic’ allegations such as Adultery, sex outside marriage, homosexuality (illegal in the Gulf countries)
  • Restraint and confiscation
  • Investigations arising from exercising one’s right to protest and defending political activists
  • Professional regulatory complaints
  • Insider dealing
  • Criminal contempt
  • Data protection
  • Defending media professionals & organisations, and publishing offences
  • Bounced cheques
  • Drug and alcohol offences

PR, Media and Crisis Management​

Detained International provides, without charge. strategic communications advice, PR, media and crisis management, including:

  • Strategic communication
  • Crisis prevention
  • Crisis management
  • Press relations
  • Litigation PR
  • Social media strategy
  • Campaign management
  • Communications, media and crisis preparedness training

Interpol Red Notice Removal​

Detained International acts, without charge, in a range of matters relating to Interpol including:

  • Interpol Red Notice removal
  • Interpol checks
  • Interpol advice
  • Police checks
  • Interpol reform


Extradition Defence

Detained International acts, without charge, in a range of matters relating to extraditions.

  • Extradition advice
  • Extradition defence
  • Specialist UAE extradition defence
  • Extradition expert evidence
  • Extradition reform campaigns

We work with the most experienced extradition counsel in the United Kingdom.  In extradition, time is of the essence in responding and getting the right team instructed.  An inexperienced lawyer and insufficient evidence on an extradition case can lead to losing the case and with-it irreparable damage.


There are two different streams of campaign, the public and the private. Both have their advantages and disadvantages; however, both can be very effective if deployed by experienced campaigners Detained International have the experience and are pro-bono

Media Campaigns

We are experts on Dubai’s judicial system, the wider UAE and numerous countries in the Gulf.  Our team have provided hundreds of radio, television and print interviews to the international media and run successful campaigns to deliver liberation from injustice for our clients.

Sometimes, it can be beneficial for someone in legal difficulty or prison to raise public awareness to their case and where relevant the injustice.  Some cases can be sensitive, therefore it is essential victims seek professional advice before speaking to the press; an ill-advised public statement can often have the opposite result to what is desired.  We work with clients to find the right solution.

Political Campaigns

Parallel to a media campaign – or sometimes instead of one – it is advisable to campaign to the relevant government, its politicians, NGOs and other intergovernmental organisations like the United Nations.

Our team have raised awareness of various issues with the UAE and Middle Eastern judiciaries over the years and will continue to do so.  We know the right government departments, politicians, and NGOs to approach.


Our team have run and/or assisted with public and private campaigns on numerous cases and matters including:

  • HH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum
  • Tiina Jauhiainen
  • Sheikha Randa Al Banna
  • Sheikha Maitha Al Maktoum
  • Derrin Crawford
  • Ryan Cornelius
  • Dr Elie Holman
  • Billy Barclay
  • Jamie Harron
  • Peter Margetts
  • Garnett Black
  • David Haigh
  • Ahmed Mansoor
  • Alia Abdel Nour
  • Lee Bradley Brown
  • Many cases for the safety of individuals cannot be mentioned 

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