ICBU call on World Federation of Chambers of Commerce to drop Dubai’s bid to host its 12th conference
Paris, 31 Janaury 2018 – International Campaign To Boycott UAE (ICBU) called on the The International Federation of Chambers of Commerce to drop Dubai’s initial bid to host the 12th World Chambers of Commerce Conference in 2021, which is expected to attract more than 14,000 chambers of commerce worldwide.
In a letter to sent to ICC, the campaign said UAE should be boycotted and isolated not rewarded for its human rights violations.
The campaign called on the international federation to take a careful look at the human rights situation in the UAE, where “the rights of the individual, whether citizens or residents, are violated, political expression and participation are prohibited, and foreign workers are deprived of their basic rights, such as unjust wages and different types of violence and inhuman treatment.”
ICBU stressed that UAE is “drowning” in the blood of the Yemeni people due to its role in the ongoing war on the country for three years and the killing and displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians and interspersed with daily war crimes not claimed by the UAE.
International campaign also highlighted that Dubai is not fit to be a candidate for hosting the World Chambers of Commerce conference due to its human rights violations where UAE is involved in human trafficking in human.
ICBU has also said that there are many questions about how Dubai was initially nominated to host the World Chamber of Commerce conference sinceDubai Chamber General Manager Hamad Buamim is also the vice president of the World Federation of Chambers of Commerce.