Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2005 - United Arab Emirates

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.

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60. See Annual Report 2004.


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