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Significant Discrimination Against Women, Girls in Law and Practice

(Beirut) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made important women’s rights reforms in recent years, such as passing new domestic violence protections, but significant discrimination against women and girls remains, Human Rights Watch said today. Laws…
A foreign domestic worker with a child under a billboard in the United Arab Emirates.
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Summary “We regard Mr. Mansoor’s arrest and detention as a direct attack on the legitimate work of human rights defenders in the UAE.” –UN Human Rights Experts on March 28, 2017 regarding Ahmed Mansoor’s arrest “According to reports at our disposal…
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For Mansoor, Unfair Court Proceedings, Inhumane Detention Conditions

Click to expand Image In this Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, human rights…
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Ahmed Mansoor Held in Indefinite Solitary Confinement; Denied Necessities, Medication

Click to expand Image Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor smiles…
Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor smiles while speaking to Associated Press journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
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Bill on Denying Dictatorship-Era Abuses Would Criminalize Protected Speech

Click to expand Image General Augusto Pinochet, who from 1973 to…
General Augusto Pinochet, who from 1973 to 1990 led a military government in Chile responsible for extensive human rights abuses, in 1975.