Contact: Glenn Biggs, Partner and Allison Haworth, Associate; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The recent slowdown in capital expenditure in mining, coupled with softening Chinese demand and falling commodity prices, has undeniably impacted job growth across the resources industry. DFP Recruitment has released its mining and resources jobs index which registered a 3.8% fall in September 2014 with the index down 25.6% nationally over the year.  Queensland has witnessed a notable decline of 55.01% over the last 12 months.

Read more: Future economic loss in mining personal injury claims


Contact: Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (United Arab Emirates)

Where the proposal has already been sent by the requesting party, Interpol will arrest the suspect and produce him to the Public Prosecution within 48 hours of his arrest. After the arrest, investigations are begun, the suspect’s accusation is heard, and a normal trial procedure is started. Moreover, the role of the prosecution is to ensure that the suspect’s investigation is conducted in a fair manner and that the accusations against him are accurate in order for the suspect to be extradited. It should be noted that, unless the UAE courts have jurisdiction to trial the suspect, the Prosecution does not judge the person to be a criminal in the UAE, he is only considered as a person who should be delivered to the concerned country.

Read more: Extradition Article: Part 4. Guidelines: Procedures to be Applied in Non Urgent Cases


Contact: Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (United Arab Emirates)

Procedures of the UAE to deliver a suspect of Extradition:

a)    If there is a convention between UAE and another country for extradition, this will take priority to the UAE International Judicial Corporation Law, where neither of these applies, the National Criminal Law of the UAE will be enforced. Therefore, the
procedures of extradition are applied through diplomatic processes.

b)    The required documents you need to attach to the request in order to get the suspect back to their country are, these must be submitted in Arabic and authenticated by the authorities;

Read more: Extradition Article: Part 3. Procedures


Contact: Shannon O'Hara, Senior Associate; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

In July 2014, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (Committee) released their report which considered the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in Australia and the regulation of air safety and privacy associated with the use of RPAs.

Read more: ‘Eyes in the Sky’ - an Australian Government inquiry into remotely piloted aircraft, air safety...


Contact: Awatif Khouri; Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (United Arab Emirates)

As per Federal Law No. 39 of 2006 governs the extradition of criminals. Terms and conditions to be applied when delivering a suspect are set out in Article 7 of Law No. 39 these state that:

Read more: Extradition Article: Part 2. Conditional Requirements