The British Irish Commercial Bar Association has been criticised by a UK charity for promoting Dubai as a world centre for arbitration, despite allegations of corruption, arbitrary detentions, and human rights violations levelled at the United Arab Emirates.

Detained in Dubai, an organisation that assists victims of criminal and civil injustice in the UAE, has taken issue with the Bar association holding a seminar at the University of Dubai which promotes the region’s legal and arbitration systems.

The controversial seminar, due to be held in March, is a collaboration between the BICBA and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). The...

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