June 13, 2022
After being traced to the UAE, two brothers accused of stealing billions of dollars from South African state-owned companies may be sent back to face South African authorities – all thanks to a recently ratified extradition treaty between South Africa and the UAE. In this legal article in The National newspaper, Al Rowaad Advocates legal consultant Dr Hassan Elhais explains why – and how – extradition works, including the terms that must be met, as well as the appeals process available to the accused. He also explains that property and other assets in the UAE may be seized as part of the proceedings in case the brothers are found guilty.
June 22, 2020
With the second arrest of a high profile international organized crime ringmaster on UAE soil, I explain the legal procedure around extradition in a Khaleej Times newspaper article. Prosecutors have arrested a 32-year-old Belgian man identified as the head of an international drug trafficking ring, and are reviewing whether to extradite him to his native country. However, as I explain, authorities will have to first determine that he did not commit any illegal acts in the UAE before doing so. The arrest comes after a Danish national suspected of murder, drug trafficking and money laundering was arrested at the beginning of June.
January 02, 2020
I am quoted in The National newspaper in a story about a 35-year-old Afghan man who fled back to his home country after he allegedly strangled his wife and two daughters. I explain that countries have the right to choose whether to extradite one of their citizens or to work with investigators in the UAE and initiate a prosecution and administer punishment inside the territory. I explain the man will face three counts of premeditated murder inside Afghanistan. The man allegedly killed the three after experiencing marital and psychological problems, flying out of Sharjah after the incident on December 26.
May 25, 2017
In this publication summary, Dr. Hassan provided an insight into the extradition law in the UAE. The specific matter required Dr. Hassan to argue on the merits of the case, as well as on the procedural grounds. He also made reference to international treaty signed between countries in his arguments.
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