The worst cheating scandal of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Photograph: The Judgment Debtor, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate

The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi

The worst cheating scandal of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
August 01, 2014  Reparation Law News, New Delhi

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The Judgment Debtor, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate

[The title, the ‘judgment debtor’ is reserved to describe the person who owes the judgment creditor the amount (damages) stated in the criminal judgments and has not paid the debt. In common law in the UAE, the debtors will be jailed until they have paid their debt.]

The ‘Judgment Creditor’ was entitled to execution of the Judgments and levies the Police Department of Abu Dhabi, worth hundreds of million US Dollars as compensation to restore his life, his dignity and his business establishments.

The debtor in the ‘UAE Court Judgments’, is the State of UAE whose Ruler at the time was none other than the late Sheikh Zayed himself, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and absolute Ruler of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  It may be recalled that the Emir was blamed of having been instrumental in defrauding or cheating the Judgment Creditor to avoid honoring his moral obligations and assigned responsibilities.

The Judgment Creditor is an Indian businessman and investor, who was deprived of his valuable rights guaranteed by FOUR successive Judgments (1 Civil & 3 Criminal Court Judgments) from the Legal Courts of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); and TWO consecutive Judgments from the High Court of Delhi, after approaching the Supreme Court of India in October, 1996.

The businessman was victimized by the officials of Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the subject matter of his grave complaints were adjudicated by the Courts in Abu Dhabi and Delhi which concurrently found the multiple forms of crime taking place under the wings of the ‘Ministry of Interior United Arab Emirates (UAE)’, such as fraud, forgery, extortion, torture and many other offences.

Both the Courts in Abu Dhabi, the Court of First Instance and the Apex Court were fully satisfied with the highest standard of proof, beyond any doubt that the Police was guilty. The Court observed that all the pieces of evidence indicated the proper behavior of the victim and held that he is innocent; rather ‘a martyr’. The Apex Court comprised of three Judges passed a ‘Landmark Judgment’ in the history of UAE.

The head of the State have a ‘constitutional duty’ to faithfully execute the judicial orders of the country. Any civilized Government is bound to implement the verdict of the judiciary, as that is the basic requirement of the Rule of Law.  ‘Laws governing the international community’ do require compliance by the Executive Government, in full measure, with the verdict of the judiciary. This requirement of law was breached by the UAE Government.  Instead of enforcing the judgments, the Judgment Creditor was expelled from the country by an arbitrary administrative action, resulting in total destruction of his life, his businesses and his profession.

The administrative action of the UAE was totally illegal and arbitrary, as the Executive cannot override or overrule a decision of the very Courts of the country that ruled reparation to a victim; defrauding the judgment creditor is a personal and vindictive action; it is unofficial and illegal. The UAE Government owes huge debts to the creditor, solely and exclusively responsible for the closure of “his various ‘business establishments’ in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”.

The ‘legal fight for justice’ took in very many proceedings before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi.  Despite the directive of the Delhi High Court, the Government of India has not discharged its duties as indicated in the judicial order.

The enforcement of UAE judgment that was delayed and denied for a long period of nearly two decades has to be satisfied without any further delay so that the ‘Judgment Debtor(s)’ could avoid unpleasant consequences that will follow.  The creditor holds full power of the Foreign Courts as well as the Domestic Courts to support his claim and to take debtor’s property (lien) in the UAE, where the judgment is recorded, if the obligation is not discharged.

The recent decision of the London High Court on ‘Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Arabia has marked a turning point in the doctrine of ‘State Immunity’ of Foreign States. The landmark decision of Royal Courts of Justice, reaffirm the Rights of Judgment Creditor to pursue his enforcement efforts against the UAE debtors!

The lawyers for Prince Abdul Aziz, the king’s son, argued he had “state immunity” and the court had no jurisdiction to try the claim of Mrs Harb, who was the “secret” Christian wife of the late King of Saudi Arabia. But the learned Judge of the London High Court, Mrs Justice Rose threw out the prince’s argument, opening the way for a full hearing of the case which risks embarrassing the House of Saud.

Some important points of the judicial decision includes (a) the ‘personal immunity ceases when a head of state is no longer, for whatever reason, in office’ ; (b) the ‘head of a state enjoy immunity only in respect of their official acts whilst in office’ ; (c) a ‘successor regime is obliged to compensate the victim of state wrongs’.  The Court also relied on Article 39 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961. Under this provision, immunity ratione personae, personal immunity, for an ambassador lasts only while he or she is in office. ['London High Court on 'Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, Rose J, [2014] EWHC 1807 (Ch),09/06/2014′].

The Government of India is duty bound to safeguard the interests of its citizen who was victimized by Abu Dhabi, UAE, the receiving state.  But even after the lapse of nearly two decades, the Government of India has totally failed to help, implement judicial orders of the UAE and of Delhi High Court. These actions and omissions on the part of the Government is contrary to the ‘Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) 1963’ particularly Article 5, enforced from 19-3-1967.  A recent judgment of the Supreme Court which casts liability on a Government for the delay in the disposal of the complaints of a citizen, even when the delay is at the instance of a Legal authority or Tribunal.


We intend to give wide coverage to the issue in public interest; to protect innocent people, of being exposed to the kinds of brutal, inhuman tortures (mental, physical and economic) and to safeguard the interests of UAE Judgment Creditors in future.

The campaign includes ‘Selling the UAE Judgments’ and ‘Selling the Film Rights’, the rights to produce both a book and a movie based on the facts of ‘Unexecuted UAE Judgments’.

Reference Links:

Reminder Notice to the Government of India
It is fervently hoped that the new Government will duly consider taking the necessary steps to execute the judgments through all means, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial body of the United Nations (UN), on behalf of the judgment creditor. …

Reminder Notice: The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi – July 16, 2014
India’s ‘National Shame’: ‘The MEA & MOIA’
Documents Archive: Jabir Case

Features on ‘Human Rights in the UAE’

Resource Links:

UAE Judgments For Sale! – What does it mean?

’Judgment for sale’ is a campaign, primarily organized by voluntary member contributions. It’s a value added, investment campaign, aimed to expose the debtors who hide Judicial decisions, commit fraud or other heinous acts to avoid honoring their obligations. As a lawful owner of a legal Judgment, the winner has every right to offer his un-executed Judgments for sale or to make efforts to legally enforce and recover his assets and the inherent rights of individuals to dignity. (‘Read more at FAQ’)

Court Judgments are not worthless piece of papers!

When an issue arises, the aggrieved party files a suit, conduct the same through able counsel, present relevant documents and witnesses before the court and the case is heard at length. It is after a lengthy legal procedures that the Hon’ble Judges pronounce the judgment, giving due weight to every aspect of the case. The aggrieved party is greatly relieved on getting judgment in his favour. He is full of hope, relief and happy on winning the case. From the day next, he wait for the execution of the judgment and receiving benefits thereof.

Together, let’s end Judgment Fraud in the UAE! (Read more at ‘How do I become a voluntary contributor?’)

Photograph: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of UAE, the first President, also the Emir of Abu Dhabi’
Co-Published: ‘CNN iREPORT’

“Be you never so high, the law is above you,” as Dr. Thomas Fuller wrote in 1733

It’s widely accepted principles of law, that an act or omission contrary to international law is “breach of an engagement” that triggers “an obligation to make reparation in an adequate form”. … JFS


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3 Responses

  1. “The Worst Cheating”
    The painful events which destroyed the life of a judgment creditor are thought-provoking. He deserves appreciation for his courage and perseverance. The ruler of UAE has committed a serious crime and thereby defamed his country. Gladys, Wisconsin

  2. It is not understood as to why the Government of India was inactive such a long period in helping a judgment holder?

    Nothing would have stopped them. There are many UN Charters to solve problems between states especially the Vienna Convention which passed in the year 1963 is very eloquent on the issue. Then what is the fun of setting in place all these Charters??

    India being the ‘sending state’ had specific responsibility of protecting its citizen(s) working in the UAE, the ‘receiving state’.

    Fred M. Strasberg

  3. Dear Mr Jabir,

    I read your write up with great excitement and anxiety. It reads like a thriller. We are shocked at the incredible extent of inhuman cruelty against which the whole world should wake up. Your account should get wider publicity, so that larger number of people would become aware of such denial human rights..

    Congratulate you on your power of endurance.


    P. J. Joseph.

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