About Justice 4 Haigh

Justice 4 Haigh’s aim is to promote transparency and achieve justice for David Haigh, the former managing director of Leeds United Football Club, following his 22-month nightmare in Dubai jails. That ended with intentional leading charity Human Rights watch calling for his immediate release in March 2016 and all charges to be dropped. Days later he was acquitted on Twitter slander charges after years of arbitrary detention and torture… Read More >>

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Melinda Taylor joins David’s legal team

Melinda Taylor is an Australian attorney –admitted to practice in New York – who specialises in international criminal law and human rights law.  Melinda has over 17 years’ experience working for, or appearing as Counsel, before different international Courts and Tribunals, including the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the International Criminal Court (ICTY, ICTR, and ICC respectively).  Read More »
  • Statement from David Haigh on Dubai Court hearing in October 2016

    Statement from David Haigh on Dubai Court hearing in October 2016

    The below is a statement from David Haigh  on the orders of the DIFC Court of October last year, from a hearing held whilst David was an in patient for 7 weeks a the Priory hospital receiving treatment for the torture. David has requested permission to appeal. “The entire process against me – from the time I was […]Read More »
  • DIFC Court breaches David Haigh’s human rights

    DIFC Court breaches David Haigh’s human rights

    David Haigh’s doctors have written to, or their reports have been given to, the Dubai Courts (DIFC Courts) to request a 6-week adjournment whilst David is in Hospital recovering from torture and sexual abuse at the hands of the Dubai Authorities’. The letters are dated 21st June 2016, 16th September 2016 and, 3rd October 2016. David […]Read More »
  • David Haigh admitted to Priory Hospital

    David Haigh admitted to Priory Hospital

    Following press reports that David Haigh has entered the Priory Hospital for psychiatric treatment, we wanted to confirm that the former Leeds United FC managing director has been admitted to the Priory Hospital. David was admitted on an urgent basis in September 2016. Sadly, David is suffering from Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) resulting […]Read More »
  • Human Rights Watch call for release of David Haigh & charges to be dropped.

    Human Rights Watch call for release of David Haigh & charges to be dropped.

    Human Rights Watch call for immediate release of Ex Leeds United MD, David Haigh from Dubai jail on Twitter slander charges. (Beirut) – A British national imprisoned two years ago in the United Arab Emirates is facing new charges relating to tweets about his former employers’ with whom he is in a business dispute. David […]Read More »
  • David Haigh and his legal team launch Go Fund Me appeal

    David Haigh and his legal team launch Go Fund Me appeal

    Justice 4 Haigh’s aim is to promote transparency and achieve justice for David Haigh, the former managing director of Leeds United Football Club, following his 22-month nightmare in Dubai Police custody and Dubai jails. Also, critically, to highlight the ongoing abuses and plight of the thousands upon thousands of the worlds citizens locked up and […]Read More »