29 March 2018
Human Rights in Dubai
The UAE embraces human rights in line with Islamic law, which is the main source of legislation in the UAE. It is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was issued by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.
The Constitution of the UAE stipulates that all people, irrespective of their races, nationalities, religions and social positions, are equal before the law. It guarantees human rights, prohibits all forms of torture and degrading treatment and allows arrests, searches, attachments, imprisonments and unauthorized entries only in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Public safety and the law
The UAE Vision 2021 stipulates that the government pledges to protect society against crimes, maintain social stability, prevent external hazards, if any; and enhance the readiness of the emergency system to prevent the disasters and epidemics.