Two top Irish judges resign from DIFC Courts amid row over UAE human rights record 

Mark Battersby
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Ireland's former chief justice Frank Clarke has resigned as a judge of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Courts and former Ireland High Court president Peter Kelly followed soon after amid a row over the UAE's record on human rights. The two retired judges were sworn in last week as judges of the DIFC Courts, which administer a "unique common law, English language jurisdiction, which governs commercial and civil disputes, national, regionally, and worldwide". But on 31 July, Clarke announced he had resigned from the position after concerns were raised of there being a conf...

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