Mon, 05 Dec 2011
Abid Mahmood, Head of the Immigration Group, spoke at the International Bar Association Conference in Dubai.
The Conference took place on 30th October 2011 to 4th November 2011. Over five thousand people attended. The key note speaker was Dr El Baradei, the Egyptian Presidential Candidate, nobel laureate and international lawyer.
Abid Mahmood spoke on the issue of Immigration and Security Concerns. He addressed the audience in respect of human rights issues which relate to the United Kingdom, but also in respect of security issues which arise on an international basis. He then shared a platform dealing with questions along with speakers from other countries including from Mexico, India and Peru.
Abid Mahmood said of the Conference that, “I was very happy to have been invited to speak at the Conference in Dubai. It was an amazing opportunity to meet lawyers and court officials from the United Arab Emirates, but also from scores of other countries including those I would probably never have been able to meet except at this conference. It was fascinating being able to exchange details with them and to hear of the problems and highlights that related to their jurisdictions. It was also an opportunity to explain the system which applies in England and Wales from a relatively unique perspective as a Barrister, as a fee paid Immigration Judge and as a Recorder”.