Tag: UAE

HRC36 UAE Oral Intervention: ID with Working Group on Mercenaries

HRC36 UAE Oral Intervention: ID with Working Group on Mercenaries

On 13 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Mercenaries. In his intervention, Payne discussed the United Arab Emirates’ extensive private military contract companies […]

UAE Implicated in Torture at Yemeni Black Sites

UAE Implicated in Torture at Yemeni Black Sites

In late June, The Associated Press (AP) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a web 18 “black site” prisons in Yemen. Hidden in military bases, air and seaports, and private villas, these secret detention facilities have been host to a variety of […]

Emirati Activist Ahmed Mansoor Spends 100 Days in Prison

Emirati Activist Ahmed Mansoor Spends 100 Days in Prison

This week marks 100 days of blogger and pro-democracy activist Ahmed Mansoor’s arbitrary imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates. Having been awarded the Martin Ennals Award for his exceptional work as a human rights defender, Mansoor is one of the most prominent activists in the Gulf region. On 20 March […]