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DUBAI – THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN THE WORLD?. HUMAN RIGHTS. ARTICLE 25 OF CONSTITUTION OF UAE PROVIDES FOR THE EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH REGARD TO RACE, NATIONALITY, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR SOCIAL STATUS. HUMAN RIGHTS. ~250,000 LABOURERS, MOSTLY SOUTH ASIAN

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Human rights
HUMAN RIGHTS

  • ARTICLE 25 OF CONSTITUTION OF UAE PROVIDES FOR THE EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH REGARD TO RACE, NATIONALITY, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR SOCIAL STATUS


Human rights1
HUMAN RIGHTS

  • ~250,000 LABOURERS,

  • MOSTLY SOUTH ASIAN

  • WORKING ON REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

  • HOWEVER, MANY OF DUBAI'S 250,000 FOREIGN LABORERS LIVE IN CONDITIONS DESCRIBED BY HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH AS BEING "LESS THAN HUMAN



  • NOT ALLOWED TO MOVE JOBS RIGHTS WATCH AS BEING "LESS THAN HUMAN

  • IF THEY LEAVE THE COUNTRY TO GO HOME THEY WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY LOSE THE MONEY THEY SAY THEY ARE OWED

  • MOST ARE FOCED TO GIVE UP PASSPORTS UPON ENTERING DUBAI DIFFICULT TO RETURN HOME

  • SEPT. 2005 – MINISTER OF LABOUR ORDERED ONE COMPANY TO PAY UPAID WAGES WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER WORKERS PROTESTED & PUBLISHED THE NAME OF THE COMPANY








  • A 2007 PBS DOCUMENTARY ENTITLED POLICY STUDIES (AMCIPS) FOUND THAT RUSSIAN AND ETHIOPIAN WOMEN ARE THE MOST COMMON PROSTITUTES, AS WELL AS WOMEN FROM OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES, WHILE INDIAN PROSTITUTES ARE PART OF A WELL ORGANIZED TRANS-OCEANIC PROSTITUTION NETWORKDUBAI: NIGHT SECRETS REPORTED THAT PROSTITUTION IN CLUBS IS TOLERATED BY AUTHORITIES AND MANY FOREIGN WOMEN WORK THERE WITHOUT BEING COERCED, ATTRACTED BY THE MONEY.


Religious freedoms
RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS POLICY STUDIES (AMCIPS) FOUND THAT RUSSIAN AND ETHIOPIAN WOMEN ARE THE MOST COMMON PROSTITUTES, AS WELL AS WOMEN FROM OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES, WHILE INDIAN PROSTITUTES ARE PART OF A WELL ORGANIZED TRANS-OCEANIC PROSTITUTION NETWORK

  • A POLICY OF RELIGIOUS TOLERATION GENERALLY ALLOWS FOREIGNERS TO PRACTICE THEIR FAITH IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE OR THEY CAN PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A LAND GRANT AND PERMISSION TO BUILD A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION TO HOLD RELIGIOUS SERVICES, WHICH MAY BE A SLOW PROCESS



Freedom of expression
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • DUBAI DOES, IN COMPARISON TO OTHER NATIONS IN THE REGION, EXTEND A DEGREE OF TOLERATION FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

  • CONSTITUTION OF UAE GUARANTEES FREEDOME OF OPINION, PRESS AND EXPRESSION WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE LAW


Freedom of expression1
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • SHEIKH MOHAMMED, DUBAI’S CROWN PRINCE, HAS MADE PUBLIC SPEECHES ASSERTING THAT DUBAI WILL REMAIN COMMITTED TO PRESS FREEDOM, INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS ARE GENERALLY LEFT ALONE AND A NEW LAW WAS ENACTED THAT WILL PROTECT JOURNALISTS FROM IMPRISONMENT FOR DOING THEIR JOB


Freedom of expression2
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • WHILE JOURNALISTS CAN NO LONGER BE JAILED FOR DOING THEIR JOB, OTHER LEGAL ACTIONS CAN BE TAKEN AGAINST THEM. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE DUBAI PRESS REMAIN ON A GOVERNMENT LIST AS BEING BANNED FROM BEING PUBLISHED WITHIN THE EMIRATE


Freedom of expression3
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • THE DUBAI MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND MEDIA BANNED THE EXHIBITION OF A PLAY, "KHOLKHAL", JUST HOURS BEFORE IT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE PERFORMED AT THE 8TH ANNUAL GULF THEATER FESTIVAL


Freedom of expression4
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • THERE IS ALSO REPORTEDLY A DEGREE OF SELF-CENSORSHIP THAT OCCURS, FOR FEAR OF GOVERNMENTAL SANCTIONS, OF CERTAIN CERTAIN TOPICS THAT ARE CRITICAL OF GOVERNMENT POLICY, THE ROYAL FAMILY, OR MAY OFFEND TRADITIONAL ISLAMIC MORALITY


Women s rights
WOMEN’S RIGHTS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UAE STIPULATES EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN IN CERTAIN AREAS OF SOCIETY, SUCH AS LEGAL STATUS, CLAIMING OF TITLES, AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION

  • COMMERCIAL

  • COMMERCIAL


Lgtb rights
LGTB RIGHTS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • BOTH FEDERAL AND EMIRATE LAW PROHIBIT HOMOSEXUALITY AND CROSS-DRESSING WITH PUNISHMENT  RANGES FROM LONG PRISON SENTENCES, DEPORTATION AND DEATH PENALTY

  • NO NIGHTCLUBS FOR LGBT PATRONS AND NO POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IS ALLOWED TO ADVOCATE FOR LGTB RIGHTS


Financial crisis
FINANCIAL CRISIS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • $80 BILLION IN DEBT

  • $59 BILLION – DUBAI WORLD

  • 2007-2010 AFTER 6 YEAR REAL ESTATE BOOM

  • WORLD ECONOMIC RECESSION – IMPACT ON DUBAI – DECREASE IN REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT


Financial crisis1
FINANCIAL CRISIS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • 2009 DUBAI GOV’T ASKED INVESTORS OF DUBAI WORLD TO “STANDSTILL” $59 BILLION LOANS AND EXTEND REPAYMENT UNTIL MAY 30TH 2010

  • ABU DHABI - $10 BILLION BAILOUT


Financial crisis2
FINANCIAL CRISIS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • 1/2 OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ($158.5 BILLION) PUT ON HOLD OR CANCELLED

  • RESULT  HALF-BULT TOWERS

  • CASUALTIES  TRUMP TOWER, FOUR HUGE THEME PARKS, RESORT COMPLEX, ARTIFICIAL ISLAND

  • BANKS HAVE STOPPED LENDING


Financial crisis3
FINANCIAL CRISIS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • STOKE MARKET  70%

  • HOTELS ¾ EMPTY

  • VALUE OF PALM JUMEIRAH HOMES  60%

  • MANY UNEMPLOYED

  • THOSE WHO LOSE WHO DEPORTED (VISA RESCINDED – 30 DAYS TO LEAVE)


Financial crisis4
FINANCIAL CRISIS SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI

  • DEFAULTING ON DEBT OR BOUNCING A CHEQUE – PUNISHMENT JAIL

  • MANY ARE LEAVING – CARS AT AIRPORT WITH MAXED OUT CREDIT CARDS AND APOLOGY LETTERS


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