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The responsibility of multinational corporations & other international institutions for human rights violations in the UAE

Author: International Centre for Justice and Human Rights, Published on: 28 November 2017

...The cooperation between...multinational corporations and the UAE authorities in different commercial, financial and technical activities – without investigation into the existence of legal and actual guarantees for the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms – could be considered as tantamount to involvement with Emirati officials in the grave violations being committed against political activists, human rights defenders and bloggers in the country. They are regularly being deprived of their personal safety and dignity and their physical and moral sanctity...

...The British defence company BAE Systems is supplying the UAE with advanced spy technology and decoding systems. In 2015, the UAE acquired from British companies new systems to intercept communications and carry out wiretapping, including the so-called “IMSI-catchers"...[T]he equipment used by the State Security Apparatus to wiretap and monitor the movements and activities of human rights defenders has contributed to the imprisonment of many of them, based on recordings of their criticisms of the political or justice systems or their reporting of violations of human rights...

...Several transnational corporations and other institutions have undertaken work and contracts for the benefit of the UAE and have placed workers from different nationalities under the sponsorship (Kafala) system...It is known that Kafala system violates more than one human right, including the right of the worker to change their job and to leave the country without their sponsor's permission, as well as their right to resign from their work...[also refers to Apple]

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