The UAE's large
coastal population, it's involvement and
activities in Construction such as mile-high
towers, mega projects, Sea ports, Air ports, Oil
terminals, Petrochemical factories and
fertilizer production plants that can have
adverse environmental effects.
Environmental Protection - United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) was
established in 1976 by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan
Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab
Emirates. Established to channel the Emirate's
surplus oil revenues into profitable
sovereign wealth funds - United Arab Emirates
Plan to visit the
country? Be prepared. Chances that you will be
treated like a criminal! Read More at:
Deportation and Harassment Against Foreigners!
The conference was part of the series of such
initiatives organized by the Solidarity Center
in the background of the extensive report of
exploitation and harassment of migrant workers.
Unite to Protect Migrant Workers
The report, "Building Towers, Cheating Workers",
highlighted what it called "serious abuses of
migrant workers" and the Government sponsored
illicit slave trade which prevails in United
Arab Emirates... Read More at:
Human Rights Standards of Migrants
'It is possible to
illustrate with specific factual data how such
important and essential basic rights were
violated with impunity by the late ruler, Sheikh
Zayed'! View full text at:
"Sheikh Zayed an Anti-Hero or Villain"?
Al Wathba Prison, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Pioneer & The
The Emirates is one place where the court is a
farce, where the judiciary is just an eye wash,
and the prisons diabolical. There are countless
prisoners of various nationalities languishing
in UAE prisons, who have been denied the right
to justice and have been framed by forcible
confessions or an unjust trial.
These people who had the misfortune, to deal
with the 'protectors' of the law, will either
end in the gallows, or be deported back to their
country as broken, bankrupt and half sane men.
law of the land
The Constitution of the UAE guarantee for an independent judiciary, although the functions and verdicts of the Courts are frequently thwarted with impunity by the executive time and again. The Judicial decisions have always been subject to review by the political leadership.
As a matter of fact, civilized nations do provide in their constitution powers to Executive for grant of pardons etc., in case of conviction by the Courts.
But unfortunately under the UAE system the Executive without an implied or express power would interfere even in a clear case of acquittal by the Courts there, leading in unlawful punishments etc.
abhors all forms of racism and discrimination
The UAE Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs
and Auqaf Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri reiterated
at the UN Conference on Racism and Discrimination
held at Durban, South Africa, September 2nd
2001, that the UAE abhors all form of discrimination
and racism. He stressed that the UAE constitution
guaranteed legal equality for all citizens and
non-citizens irrespective of their color, race
Such declarations at important world meetings
on human rights by the UAE Minister for Law
gives a global impression that the millions
of expatriates who toil day and night to make
a living and support their families in their
home land, enjoy legal and civil liberties.
There are innumerable innocent foreign citizens
languishing in the UAE prisons who have been
denied of their basic rights and have been framed
by forcible confession or an unjust trial.
UAE has a poor and deplorable human rights records
especially in their dealing with Asians and
foreign citizens from developing nations. With
such a background history, the speech delivered
by the Minister has no material significance
and therefore has to be rejected merely as false
Report2000 women among pardoned prisoners
The Khaleej Times
The reported release of 6500 prisoners, which
includes citizens and expatriates by an amnesty
granted by the President of the UAE, H.H Sheikh
Zayed Al Nahyan in June 2001 may seem to many
and to the U.S State department as a step in
the right direction.
The UAE prison authorities claim that the Amnesty
represented 65 per cent of the total number
of prisoners in the country. Although this is
an official figure, looking at the mystical
legal system and the frequent violations of
Human Rights the prisoners, there may be many
more rotting in these prisons who have lost
their mental balance and the ability to lead
a normal life once they are released.
The appalling conditions in the UAE jails and
the treatment given to the Third World citizens
by the prison authorities exposes a higher incidence
of "Post Dramatic Stress Disorder"
symptoms to the former inmates of the UAE jails.
One may find it very distressing to note that
a majority of these 6500 prisoners released
by this amnesty may never lead a normal life
again, haunted by their brute treatment in these
Universally it is an accepted fact that a Prison
or a reformatory center serves to mould the
troubled citizens to lead a civilized and responsible
life in Society.
Prisons all around the world famous including
the famous Alcatraz prison (now closed) in the
USA have better conditions, reformatory programs
and schemes given to their inmates.
From the horrid experiences of the ex-inmates
of the UAE prisons and their accounts, we can
conclude that Prisons in the UAE are like the
death camps setup by the Nazis during the IInd
Trafficking For Commercial Exploitation, A
Modern-day Slavery !
The Camel Jockeys of United Arab Emirates !
Shocking Violations of Children's Rights !
(Special Reports - 2004)
Shocking Violations of Children's Rights !
(Special Reports - 2003)
The Misery of
Khan's speech at the World Economic Forum, Davos,
Misery of Arab World
Business Case for Human Rights
Human Rights Should Matter to the Business World
Rights - Expanding Horizons
- UAE Extradition Treaty