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Grey Listing of the UAE
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Grey Listing of the UAE

On 4th March 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was added to the list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring (Grey List) by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Grey Listing is typically applied to countries with gaps in their anti-money laundering (AML)/countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) regimes, but where commitments have been made for...

Russia’s Rich Move Money to Dubai
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Russia’s Rich Move Money to Dubai

Rich Russians are trying to move some of their wealth from Europe to Dubai as a result of Western sanctions, financial and legal sources say. The sanctions are a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Dubai, the Persian Gulf’s financial and business center, has long been a point of interest for the very rich. And...

What are the different types of human trafficking?
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What are the different types of human trafficking?

Human trafficking, also referred to as modern-day slavery, is a general term that covers a wide range of illegal and unjust practices. But what’s the difference between something like human trafficking vs sex trafficking? Read on to learn the difference between types of human trafficking and the definition of key human trafficking terms. What is human trafficking? Human...

The Princess Diaries: Shocking secret videos of Dubai’s Princess Latifa
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The Princess Diaries: Shocking secret videos of Dubai’s Princess Latifa

The disturbing saga engulfing the royal family of Dubai has taken another incredible twist. Princess Latifa, the 35-year-old daughter of the Emirates’ ruler Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum, who claims she is being held hostage by her father, has managed to smuggle secret video diaries out of her palace prison. In the recordings she describes the hell...

The UAE: A Human Trafficking Nightmare
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The UAE: A Human Trafficking Nightmare

This Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we’re shining a light on the dark underbelly of the #UnitedArabEmirates (#UAE), one of the sex tourist capitals of the world. The trading and sexual exploitation of women and girls run rampant in #Dubai, made worse recently by the addition of #Israeli #sex tourists.

Russia’s Rich Move Money to Dubai
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Russia’s Rich Move Money to Dubai

Rich Russians are trying to move some of their wealth from Europe to Dubai as a result of Western sanctions, financial and legal sources say. The sanctions are a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Dubai, the Persian Gulf’s financial and business center, has long been a point of interest for the very rich. And...

Exposing the RSF’s secret financial network
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Exposing the RSF’s secret financial network

The money behind Sudan’s most powerful militia In April 2019, Sudan’s social and political upheaval resulted in the removal of President Omar al-Bashir after nearly 30 years in power. Sudan has now entered a new period, where civilians share power with the Sudanese military in the ruling Sovereignty Council.  A militia named the Rapid Support...