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  • Virtual sexual assault may amount to real world assault - read more

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    May 11, 2022

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    Gang rapes and molestation are disturbingly appearing online yet those who have reported these incidents have not yet had much luck in accessing justice - even if the trauma and psychological consequences they lead to are very real. In an article published in The Media Line, Al Rowaad Advocates Managing Partner Hassan Elhais suggests UAE laws governing sexual assault could equally be applied to online formats – clarifying sexual assault is just as illegal in the virtual world as it is offline. However, he encourages the need for regulators to exist to govern online crimes in preparation for growing criminality that virtual worlds may give rise to.


  • No Jobs with Children for Child Abuse and Pornography Offenders: UAE Law

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    August 29, 2016

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    5875 views

    In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I explained about provisions of the new Wadeema's law which prohibits people convicted for sexual offences including child pornography from working in jobs that place in contact with children.


  • 10 Years in Jail and up to Dh1m in Fines for Care Givers in UAE Found with Child Pornography

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    August 28, 2016

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    3333 views

    In my interview in The National newspaper, I explained about the criminal laws and punishments in relation to creation, possession and distribution of child pornography in the UAE.


  • Gulf News - Relax, Don't Do It: Massage Can Be a Crime in Dubai

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    November 08, 2010

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    5995 views

    Dr Hassan Elhais was quoted by Gulf News explaining the dangers of engaging the services of an unlicensed masseuse in Dubai, which could result in prison time and deportation for anyone found guilty of such an act.


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