Appointment of UAE Ministry of Interior Official to the Presidency of INTERPOL

  19 international human rights organizations sent a letter to the Secretary-General of Interpol, during which they expressed their concern about the nomination of Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Inspector General of the UAE Ministry of Interior, to head the Interpol for the elections that will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 7 and[…]

The Humanitarian crisis in Yemen caused by the Saudi-UAE led coalition

On 24 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during on interactive debate under item 3.   Madame President, We express our deep dismay about the ongoing systematic violations of the Yemeni people’s rights caused by the continuation of war, exacerbated by the effects of[…]

ADHRB raises concerns over Bahrain and UAE’s use of military and security services to violate human rights

On 17 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during on interactive debate with The Special Rapporteur on the use of mercenaries. Madam Vice-President We share the concerns raised by the Working Group’s report on the use of private military and security services to violate[…]

Turning a blind eye: Emirati donations to US representatives and the perpetuation of human rights abuses

Over the last five decades, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rapidly transformed from a sparsely populated desert territory, to the Middle East’s epicenter of business and luxury tourism. However, hidden behind the grandeur of Emirati wealth and prestige, lies an autocratic police state rife with human rights violations including human trafficking, religious persecution and[…]

Dispatch on Spanish Arm Sales to the Gulf Region

Spain has consistently demonstrated its strong economic interest in the Middle East, especially in regards to its arms sales to the Gulf states. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Spain was the 7th largest exporter of arms during the period 2015-2019, with Australia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia as its top 3 clients.[…]