CBU Launches an International Electronic Campaign to Support Workers in UAE
ICBU Launches an International Electronic Campaign to Support Workers in UAE
14 May 2018
International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has announced the launch of a large-scale international electronic campaign to begin on Monday to expose UAE crimes against foreign workers in the UAE. ICBU said the UAE was mistreating foreign workers in the United Arab Emirates and violating international human rights treaties and conventions on a daily basis in the UAE. Foreign workers in the UAE also suffer from a work visa that forces them to obtain an Emirati sponsor who always controls workers in all aspects of life in the UAE. The law obliges the Emirati sponsor to obtain the sponsor’s permission in everything related to his life and work in the UAE.
ICBU called on its fans, social networking activists and human rights activists to participate in the e-campaign and Twitter using the following Hashtag #Justice_for_UAE_Workers. ICBU said it would use the Hashtag to publish photographs and documentary videos of UAE crimes against foreign workers and would announce a series of complaints it received from foreign workers in the UAE.
The boycott campaign revealed that workers were afraid to report such violations to authorities because Dubai authorities had always threatened to deport them to their country or to detain them in prisons. The boycott campaign calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to force the authorities in the UAE to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries or citizens or residents.
The boycott campaign called on workers and people who are exposed to violations of their rights in the UAE to file their complaints and any evidence of their exposure to such violations to be documented and sent to the media and international human rights organizations that defend human rights and bring cases before international courts for their redress and rights under international law.
The boycott campaign said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in human- trafficking and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.