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Robinson wasn’t on a fool’s errand to Dubai

In the dying days of 2018, former president Mary Robinson put herself in the middle of a complex story involving the ruling royal family of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

6th January, 2019

In the dying days of 2018, former president Mary Robinson put herself in the middle of a complex story involving the ruling royal family of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Even for such a formidable and experienced woman, this was no obvious choice to make. But was it, as some have suggested, foolish?

Of itself, the story seems straightforward - a young United Arab Emirates sheikha tries to escape her luxury life in March 2018,...

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