Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2005 - United Arab Emirates
|Publisher||International Federation for Human Rights|
|Publication Date||22 March 2006|
|Cite as||International Federation for Human Rights, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2005 - United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48747ccd7d.html [accessed 24 May 2015]|
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Denial of registration of a human rights organisation60
The registration request filed in March 2004 by a group of about twenty intellectuals for the creation of the very first human rights organisation in the Emirates had not been acknowledged by late 2005, although the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, in charge of the registration process, had a one month period to respond. The creation of this organisation was de facto prohibited, as an official and therefore explicit authorisation by the Ministry is compulsory by law for the registration of an NGO.
[Refworld note: This report as posted on the FIDH website (www.fidh.org) was in pdf format with country chapters run together by region. Footnote numbers have been retained here, so do not necessarily begin at 1.]
60. See Annual Report 2004.