UAE legalises human rights association

The first UAE human rights organisation has been formally licensed, creating a precedent in the country.

The Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA) was legalised on February 18, in the Ministry of Social Affairs decision No 8 for 2006. Mohammad Al Duhaim, EHRA member, and former ambassador, said the 32 current EHRA members were pleased with the decision.

Contact information of the UAE Human Rights Association: telephone +971-4-2844421, fax +971-4-2844472, website