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Although the UAE is rarely mentioned in relation to the Arab Spring, Emiratis did not remain silent in 2011. A group of activists petitioned the president to call for democracy, an elected parliamentary body, and legislative powers for the Federal National Council. A majority of the petitioners belonged to an Islamist organization called al-Islah, which[…]

ADHRB Expresses Support for Recommendations to UAE on Independence of Judges & Lawyers at HRC29 On June 18, ADHRB’s Michael Payne participated in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges & Lawyers at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President, Madame Rapporteur,[…]