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Rights of British nationals in the UAE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 641: tabled on 15 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with profound concern that British women who live and work in the United Arab Emirates have been detained with obvious signs of mistreatment and breaches of human rights; welcomes the conclusions of a fact finding report into the treatment of British women in the UAE; recognises that consular staff perform a difficult task in the UAE; nevertheless expresses its profound alarm that consular assistance provided to British women in the UAE whose rights have been breached has fallen far short on occasion; notes failures to adequately protect the rights of British women living or working in the UAE; calls upon the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs to take urgent steps to ensure that the rights of all British nationals living and working in the UAE, in particular the rights of British women living or working in the UAE, are adequately protected; and calls upon the Government to ensure that adequate consular assistance is provided to British nationals, in particular women, who find themselves arrested or otherwise detained in the UAE.