September 24, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US government on Tuesday insisted in a letter to the UN that the American-led airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) were legally justified because actions were taken in defense of Iraq. The US, with the support of Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, ...[read more]
August 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) endorsed a new law to better combat evolving terrorist threats, state media reported Wednesday. The law, a revision of the country's nearly 10-year-old counter-terrorism law, would introduce new security measures to counter such crimes as attacks on ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Palestinian court on Wednesday announced that Mohammed Dahlan, leading rival of President Mahmoud Abbas, has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison, which is likely to hinder his ability to garner a leadership position in the future. Dahlan, a former Palestinian security chief, was ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Two citizens from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) received prison terms on Monday for their Twitter posts, which were deemed to be insulting to Islam or in opposition to state security. Musaab Shamsah, a Kuwait citizen, was sentenced to five years in prison for insulting the Prophet ...[read more]
November 9, 2013
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Bashar Malkawi of the University of Sharjah College of Law in the United Arab Emirates argues that shadow banking in China, while valuable, remains illegal and contains systemic risk factors that should be mitigated by including it within the scope of established financial ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A coalition of international human rights groups on Tuesday criticized the trial and sentencing of more than 60 activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Last month the Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced a group of 69 people to prison for associating with the Reform and Social Guidance ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 16, 2011, a group of human rights groups, including the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), urged United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to cease the trial of five pro-democracy activists charged with publicly insulting UAE leaders. In ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court on Tuesday gave sentences of up to 15 years in prison to 69 out of 94 people on trial for planning an Islamist coup. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals arrested over the past year for allegedly forming a ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged US President Barack Obama to press United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to act upon the worsening human rights situation in the UAE. Al Nahyan will visit Obama in the US on Tuesday. HRW's concerns are in response to UAE ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A coalition of international human rights groups on Monday criticized the trial of 94 activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The joint endeavor is led by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, the International Federation of Human Rights, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information and the ...[read more]

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