Robinson’s visit to Dubai in spotlight after UK court ruling

Seán McCárthaigh
March 5, 2020, The Irish Times

Finding UAE leader organised abduction of daughters goes against former president’s assertion

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai.

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controversial intervention by Mary Robinson in relation to one of the women 15 months ago.

The former president and former UN high commissioner for human rights said after a visit to Dubai in December 2018 that she understood concerns that Sheikha Latifa, one o