Hate Crime Law In The UAE

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Recently, an increase in hate crimes has been observed, targeting the national fabric and global tolerance, and the appearance of manifestations of discrimination and racism, whatever their nature, racial, religious or cultural.

Accordingly, the state was very keen to curb this aggressive culture. On 15 July 2015, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, issued a decree Law No. 2 of 2015 on combating discrimination and hatred, and the law aims to enrich the culture of global tolerance And confront the manifestations of discrimination and racism in all its phenomena.

The law also criminalized every statement or action that would stir strife or strife, or distinguish between individuals or groups by publishing it on the information network, communications networks, websites, industrial materials, information technology means, or any of the readable means Or audio or visual, and in various ways of expression, such as saying, writing or drawing.

Article 24 of the Information Technology Crime Law stipulates that: “A temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than 500,000 dirhams and no more than one million dirhams shall be punished for anyone who creates or runs a website or supervises it or publishes information on an information network or one of the technical means. Information to promote or recruit any program or ideas that could stir discord, hatred, racism or sectarianism, harm national unity, social peace, or disturb public order and morals ».

Therefore, the United Arab Emirates has strengthened its laws and policies in order to achieve peaceful coexistence and sustainable development. Every citizen of the country and its residents must take that approach, raise the level of a culture of global tolerance, and reject all forms of racism and discrimination so that the person does not put himself under the responsibility and punishment.


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