Press Release: Tools of Repression in the UAE

If you would like to watch the full event, you can do so here. 1 July 2021, At an online-streamed event, which was held on June 29th, high-level panelists, including academic Matthew Hedges, shed light on the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) “Tools of repression” in a global economic and political context. Aimed at uncovering the[…]

UAE: Uphold International Obligations, Allow Peaceful Dissent

In the United Arab Emirates, political parties do not exist, peaceful dissent is not tolerated, and reports regarding arbitrary arrests and the torture of detainees are highly concerning. A country lacking in democratic institutions, the Government of the UAE further imperiled any hope for democracy by continuing its unprecedented crackdown on dissent. The authorities have[…]

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[…]

International Coalition of NGOs Call on the United States to Immediately Halt Proposed Arms Sales to the United Arab Emirates

30 November – 29 arms control and human rights organizations have signed a letter opposing the sale of $23 billion worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates and asking the U.S. Congress to block the deal. “We the undersigned non-governmental organizations write in opposition to the United States government’s plans[…]

Clinton, Verveer & Georgetown: Withdraw From UAE-Sponsored Event

On 10 November, In cooperation with 13 different organizations, American for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to the former Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, calling for her immediate withdrawal from the event called the “Advancement of Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Reconstruction” and ending her association with[…]