United Arab Emirates

A federation of seven territories, each ruled by an emir, the United Arab Emirates is a Middle Eastern country that borders Oman and Saudi Arabia. Formerly a series of small sheikdoms under British protection, in 1971 they joined together to create a union, where the hereditary emirs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi hold the posts of president and prime minister respectively, but a measure of democracy is allowed through elections to a national advisory council. While less extreme than its neighbour Saudi Arabia, the UAE’s justice system has been criticised for its treatment of children. In addition, women and girls face widespread public and official discrimination, and the treatment of migrant labourers has been widely condemned.

Research and Monitoring

Policy and Advocacy

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing
3 Jul 2017
The law of the United Arab Emirates falls short of prohibiting the death penalty and corporal punishment for offences...
DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2016
14 Apr 2016
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
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