Former High Court president Peter Kelly resigns from Dubai court

The former President of the High Court will not take up a controversial position in the courts system of the United Arab Emirates.
Former High Court president Peter Kelly resigns from Dubai court

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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