Wednesday, August 03, 2022

James Cox

The former President of the High Court will not take up a controversial position in the courts system of the United Arab Emirates.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly has resigned as a judge of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, following Mr Justice Frank Clarke’s withdrawal from a similar position over the weekend.

The retired judges were criticised for engaging with the country due to its poor human rights record.

In a statement to the Irish Times, Mr Kelly said he does not want this controversy to “disrupt my future time in retirement”.

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