The foreign policy of the UAE prides itself with justice, protection and respect of human rights and their implementation by means of regulations that emphasize equality and justice among the people of the country. The UAE Constitution outlines the freedoms and rights of all citizens, prohibits torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, respects civil liberties, including freedom of speech and press, peaceful assembly and association, and the practice of religious beliefs.
The Government is firmly committed to promoting in a constructive way the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is determined to improve its own domestic record and to make a positive difference at the global level.
Mindful of the significance of its human rights record, the UAE is investing its energies in the bringing up to date of its own laws and practices. The Government is also aware of the need to place a high priority on respect for human rights in accordance with international human charters and customs. This is based upon the country's cultural heritage and religious values, which enshrine justice, equality and tolerance.
1. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (3.64 MB, PDF)
2. Convention of the Rights of the Child (3 MB, PDF)
3. Convention on Racial Discrimination (1.76 MB, PDF)
*Text sourced from the official website of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.