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United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

  • Groups of rights:
  • ADMISSION AND LEGAL STATUS
  • NON-DISCRIMINATION AND VULNERABILITY
  • SOCIAL RIGHTS
  • INTEGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  • CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

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The United Arab Emirates provides less complete protections of rights related to Civil and Political Rights, Due Process, Asylum, and Equal Protection, among others. On the other hand, the UAE offers more complete protections related to Opinion, Religion, Victims of Crime, and Legal Personhood. In the Legal Personhood category, UAE Labor and Immigration frameworks prevent employers from withholding passports. Additionally, all foreign nationals are required to obtain residence permits and...

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The Migrant Rights Initiative conducts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on the human rights of migrants and then fosters opportunities for innovative action that reshapes the way governments treat people who cross international borders. Our Migrant Rights Database (MRD) evaluates how countries protect and implement 17 categories of rights according to 65 standardized indicators, based on the Initiative’s International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR).

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