ICBU: The UAE Human Trafficking Law is a Waste of Time and Abu Dhabi has become the Undisputed Capital of Human Trafficking

Aug 05 2018
(0) Comments

ICBU: The UAE Human Trafficking Law is a Waste of Time and Abu Dhabi has become the Undisputed Capital of Human Trafficking

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU)  said that in 2006 and 2015, the UAE issued the HF law to combat human trafficking and under the law, human trafficking includes all forms of exploitation and engaging others in prostitution, slavery, forced labour and trafficking in human organs and service forced into begging and practices similar to slavery. ICBU said the UAE had issued the law to cover the scale of major human trafficking operations in the UAE, where children recruitment was excluded from the law.

According to reports by international human rights organizations, UAE is the centre of slavery and human trafficking as it fights trafficking internally because it is carried out by individuals who have no relation to the existing government in the UAE. UAE owns many ports in Africa and the Emirates airlines were they have access to all places in the world without supervision and they smuggle African children to fight beside UAE wars specially Yemen.

The boycott campaign has been spotted a lot of African children who brought them the UAE through African ports, which owns a large stake in the fight in Yemen, along with the United Arab Emirates army or militia mercenaries affiliated to the UAE in Yemen, where the exploitation of children forcibly and forced to take up arms and fighting in Yemen. Hundreds of the African children were killed in Yemen and buried on the battlefield. The UAE army also uses Yemeni citizens, children, men and women in fighting in Yemen, exploiting their living and economic conditions.

On the other hand, the UAE brings in workers from outside the country, whether men or women to work in the UAE and then their passports are confiscated under government sponsorship and the confiscation of their right to move or refuse to work or report violations against them on the pretext that they entered the country legally according to an agreement between them and their employers, however, the international humanitarian law is so clear that no human right to self-determination can be confiscated. Last Year in Brussels, UAE Princesses were accused of trafficking in human beings because of inhuman and degrading treatment of their domestic workers, confiscation of passports and unpaid wages, but the court does not know in Brussels that the government encourages human trafficking and abuse of workers and has become the undisputed capital of human trafficking.

ICBU said that the international community, human rights institutions and UN institutions should intervene to stop human rights violations committed by the United Arab Emirates in Yemen especially human trafficking and terrorism financial support. The boycott campaign also called on companies, banks and international institutions to boycott the UAE economically because of its continued trafficking in human beings and financing terrorism, violating human rights in Yemen and forcing authorities in Abu Dhabi to respect human rights.

ICBU aims to isolate the UAE economically and politically because of the endless violations of human rights, as well as the war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights. The UAE is a centre of modern slavery and today it is one of the leading countries in the field of human trafficking, supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East and East African countries.