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Sheikha Latifa and Hervé Jaubert contacted Radha Stirling from Nostromo in the days leading up to and during the attack.  Detained in Dubai notified authorities, including the UAE, of the missing persons and launched a United Nations investigation into the disappearance of Latifa, Hervé and the crew.

The United Nations investigation is ongoing and no satisfactory result has been achieved.  Sheikh Mohammed has shown signs of increased cooperation and the United Nations is expected to publish the results of meetings with the Maktoums soon.

Other legal actions against India and the UAE are being considered by our team and international admiralty specialists and specialists in sovereign immunity.










​Detained in Dubai appoints Queen's Counsel John Cooper in Princess Latifa case - July 2019

Detained in Dubai and Captain Hervé Jaubert have instructed internationally renowned barrister John Cooper QC of 25 Bedford Row to advise in their ongoing case with the United Nations on behalf of the Dubai princess, with accomplished UK barrister Matthew Heywood of 1 Crown Office Row acting as Junior Counsel.

Cooper is a respected figure in the international legal community, with expertise in human rights, special inquiries and inquests, and both civil and criminal law. He was Chair of the International Steering Committee and Prosecutor at the Iran Tribunal in The Hague, and is recognised as one of the most influential lawyers in the UK.

“John Cooper has the background, knowledge, and unparalleled skill that uniquely qualifies him to advance the case of Princess Latifa at the UN,” said Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling, “We have been dissatisfied with the progress of the inquiry into her abduction and apparent detention in the UAE, and we are immensely glad to have John and Matthew come aboard to assist in this effort.

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