UAE rejects EU resolution on human rights as 'incorrect'

UAE rejects European Parliament resolution on human rights as 'incorrect'
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18 September, 2021
The UAE claim that they have their own legislation around human rights and have not breached them, although the country is well-known to violate a number of human rights.
The UAE have been under pressure regarding their treatment of migrant workers [Getty]

The United Arab Emirates rejected on Friday as "factually incorrect" a resolution passed by the European Parliament criticizing its human rights record and calling for the release of peaceful political activists.

"Every country has its own laws and legal institutions, the UAE constitution and national legislation enshrine fundamental rights which provide for the fair treatment of all citizens and residents," the Emirati foreign ministry said in a statement.