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United Arab Emirates: Three Arabs Accused of Human Trafficking in Dubai

(Aug. 25, 2010) On August 18, 2010, the Criminal Court of Dubai tried three individuals from Egypt, Morocco, and Lebanon for smuggling Moroccan women into Dubai to work as prostitutes. The women had been told that they would be working as house maids in the United Arab Emirates. Once the women arrived in Dubai, the […]

United Arab Emirates: Refusal to Appoint Non-Muslims to Judiciary

(July 2, 2008) On June 17, 2008, the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates, a consultative body, held a closed session that the media was not allowed to attend, in which a proposed amendment to the law of the judiciary was discussed. Sources revealed to the newspaper ASHARQ ALAWSAT that the Council did […]

United Arab Emirates: Federal Judgeship for Women

(Feb. 2, 2008) On January 6, 2008, the Minister of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed Bin Nakhira al-Daheri, said that the Ministry of Justice is amending the law to allow women to serve in the federal judiciary. He added that women are being trained at the Judicial Institute and will be prepared […]