Joint statement: ICJHR and 8 international organisations call for the release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken

(GENEVA) On Human Rights day which is observed every year on 10 December, the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR), in conjunction with a coalition of 8 NGOs, called on the UAE authorities to immediately release human rights defender and lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. Eight years have passed since Dr. Mohamed Al-Roken was[…]

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to United Arab Emirates Addressing Ongoing Imprisonment of Human Rights Attorney Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken

On 31 July 2019, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitration Detention (WGAD), the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or[…]

UAE Lawyer Mohamed al-Roken Faces Seventh Year Arbitrarily Imprisoned

Mohamed al-Roken is a prominent lawyer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was detained on 17 July 2012 while on his way to a police station and held incommunicadofor months. Al-Roken’s trial began in March 2013, where he was tried with 93 other defendants, and ultimately convicted and sentenced to 10 year’s imprisonment on[…]

The UAE has not taken steps to address torture, migrant rights, and restrictions on free expression: ADHRB at HRC39

On Monday 24 September, at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 6 General Debate. The intervention raised concerns about the United Arab Emirates’ continued violations of human rights and their refusal to implement their 2nd[…]

HRC35 Item 4 Oral Intervention: Ongoing Human Rights Violations in the UAE

On 16 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 debate at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised a number of ongoing human rights violations in the UAE, including issues of free expression and enforced disappearances. Please continue reading for the full text of[…]