In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf states have markedly expanded their influence within the UK media sector, raising concerns about potential impacts on press freedom, editorial independence, and diplomatic relations.

28 November 2023

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia and Iran have been engaging in talks for several months, no one was prepared for the dramatic announcement that the two countries would resume diplomatic ties. The international community was even less prepared for the fact that the Sa...

14 March 2023

Interpol & Extradition
Asylum applications are difficult at the best of times. But what happens when there is an Interpol Red Notice active or a trumped up criminal charge in another country? A country will be deterred from offering asylum and may even consider deportation. For people in th...

5 September 2022

In July a British woman was arrested in Italy for an Interpol Red Notice because of an unpaid credit card. She was held for 30 days facing the prospect of extradition to the UAE to face imprisonment.  In August a British man was detained by Interpol in Germany for a simi...

29 November 2020