There are two different streams of campaign, the public and the private. Both have their advantages and disadvantages; however, both can be very effective if deployed by experienced campaigners such as Haigh International Justice.
We are experts on the judicial system of Dubai, the wider UAE and in various countries across the Gulf. Our team have provided hundreds of radio, television and print interviews to the international media and run countless successful campaigns to deliver liberation from injustice for our clients.
Sometimes, it can be beneficial for someone in legal troubles or in prison to raise the public awareness of their specific case and where relevant the injustice of it. Some cases can be very sensitive and therefore it is essential victims seek professional advice before speaking directly to the press, as an ill-advised public statement can often have the opposite result to that which was desired. We work with our clients to find the right solution.
In parallel to a media campaign – or sometimes instead of one – it is always advisable to campaign to the relevant government and politicians and to NGOS and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations.
Our team have raised awareness of various issues with the UAE and Middle Eastern judiciaries over the years and will continue to do so. We know the right government departments, politicians, and NGOs to approach.
Our team have run and assisted with public and private campaigns on numerous cases and matters. Examples include:
- Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum
- Tiina Jauhiainen
- Sheikha Randa Al Banna
- Sheikha Maitha Al Maktoum
- Ryan Cornelius
- Dr Elie Holman
- Billy Barclay
- Jamie Harron
- Peter Margetts
- Garnett Black
- David Haigh
- And countless cases we have been forced to keep under the radar for various reasons