Category Archives: Legal

The National Human Rights Committee Holds its 3rd Meeting

His Excellency Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law, Vice-Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, chaired the committee’s third meeting in the presence of representatives of various entities to review the UAE’s efforts in strengthening and protecting human rights against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this

NIHR Chief: Human rights among Bahrain’s national fundamentals

Manama, Chairperson of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), Maria Khoury, has stressed that Bahrain is interested in human rights as they are an integral part of the national fundamentals, noting that guaranteeing civil and political rights and liberties emanates from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s sound vision.   She underlined

UAE Reaffirms Support for People of Lebanon

The UAE reaffirmed its support for the people of Lebanon during a virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in the country in the wake of the tragic Beirut explosion on 4 August 2020. “Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon,” Amiera Alhefeiti, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affaires of the UAE to the

US Delivering Critical Emergency Aid to Lebanon

The United States is delivering emergency aid to Lebanon, starting with food, water, and medical supplies, under the direction of President Donald J. Trump following Tuesday’s blast in Beirut, national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien said Friday. In addition, the U.S. will continue to work with authorities in Lebanon to identify further health and humanitarian

Lebanese Security Forces Clash With Protesters in Beirut

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who gathered in Beirut’s main square to protest the government’s management of the recent explosion that devastated large parts of the city. At the beginning of a planned protest, a small group of men started throwing stones at security forces as they tried to

US Lawmakers Ask 6 Top Universities to Hand Over Records of Foreign Donations

NEW YORK – Three members of the U.S. Congress are asking six of the nation’s top universities to hand over records of donations they have accepted from certain foreign nations, including China and Russia, citing concerns that these multimillion-dollar donations present a growing national security threat. Letters aimed at helping the members to “further understand

Under His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s directives, UAE to rush urgent humanitarian assistance to explosion-affected people in Lebanon

Under the directives by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE is offering urgent humanitarian assistance to assist those affected by the Beirut Port explosion. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region,

National Human Rights Committee Discusses Preparations for National Human Rights Plan in the country

The National Human Rights Committee held its second meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. The Committee discussed preparations for the National Human Rights Plan, which will serve as a comprehensive and integrated national human rights framework in