Embattled American law firm Dechert must provide documents and testimony to the legal team of Karam Al Sadeq pertaining to the conduct of Dechert UK and three of their current and former lawyers, who are currently being sued in London for torture and human rights abuses carried out in the UAE.
“The abuses Karam Al Sadeq and his family suffered, allegedly under the direction of Dechert partners and lawyers are egregious, A picture has developed from Karam’s testimony of partners in a global law firm behaving like RAK’s secret police, acting with impunity under the auspices of the ruler, in violation of not only professional standards of ethics, but of international human rights conventions. Just because a law firm works for a despotic foreign government that approves human rights abuse, does not absolve that firm of responsibility to abide by the law.”
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai and Due Process International, who represents Al Sadeq
Karam Al Sadeq, before his arrest in Ras Al Khaimah