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HRW: Abu Dhabi still needs to do more on Workers’ Rights

HRW: Abu Dhabi still needs to do more on Workers’ Rights

The UAE has improved its treatment of South Asian labourers on the construction of Saadiyat Island, a $27 billion cultural project in Abu Dhabi, but should do more to end what amounts to forced labour, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

March 21, 2012 1:59
 

UAE pardons activists sentences for insulting leaders

The UAE president has pardoned five activists on Monday (Nov 28) who were convicted a day earlier for insulting leaders of the UAE and who had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a relative of one of the five said, according to a Reuters report.

November 28, 2011 2:23
 
Human rights and the UAE

Human rights and the UAE

It will be hard to win the battle for credibility against Human Rights Watch if we keep arresting labourers on salaries of AED 650 a month.

January 27, 2011 3:34
 
Human rights report angers Arab media

Human rights report angers Arab media

Journalists at a Human Rights Watch press conference in Abu Dhabi reacted explosively to the watchdog’s report of labor abuse at Saadiyat Island. But the authority insists its report is accurate.

May 19, 2009 5:05