JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rights groups urged UAE to end trial of pro-democracy activists

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 April 2011, HRW had called for the UAE government to reverse its decision to dissolve the board of directors of the Jurist Association, a prominent civil rights group. In October 2010, HRW condemned a UAE federal Supreme Court ruling affirming the right of husbands to discipline their wives as a violation of UAE treaty obligations. In April of 2012, Amnesty International (AI) and HRW again demanded an end to arrests and the freeing of political activists.

Flag of the United Arab Emirates

Learn more about the United Arab Emirates and human rights from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2013


 Khrushchev orders removal of USSR missiles from Cuba
October 28, 2016

 Volstead Act passed establishing Prohibition
October 28, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org