The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) General Assembly is set to elect a new president at its 89th annual meeting, due to be held on 23-25 November in Istanbul, Turkey.
In a shocking move, the UAE has put forward its Interior Ministry General Inspector, Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, to run for the office.
Al Raisi has been accused of the torture and ill-treatment of several prisoners, including human rights advocates and British citizens.
More than 200 political prisoners – including leading academics, lawyers and journalists – are currently being held in UAE jails on charges relating to freedom of expression. They have been subjected to many different forms of torture and ill-treatement.
And internationally, as a part of a Saudi-led coalition, the UAE is also responsible for grave human rights violations and war crimes in Yemen.
In light of this development, the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) invites you to join an online panel event to discuss the nature of modern international policing and the broader issues of human rights violations by the UAE, both domestically and around the world.
The event will also address the serious implications of Al Raisi’s candidacy for the Interpol presidency.
We will be joined by a group of leading figures in the field of international law, who will provide expert analysis and background on the issues raised.
- Louisa Collins (Chair) – Barrister specialising in extradition, international crime and human rights law.
- Roger Sahota – Solicitor specialising in criminal defence, fraud and human rights law.
- Glenn Carle – American writer and security specialist.
- Rhys Davies– British barrister specialising in international criminal law and human rights law
Date and time:
Wednesday – November 17 – 18:00 (GMT)
Join us via ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 881 6904 5576