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April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
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Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

The United Arab Emirates does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in United Arab Emirates were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 49).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in United Arab Emirates was76.5 years for males and 78.7 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in United Arab Emirates was 8 per 1000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Arab Emirates was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Arab Emirates was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Arab Emirates was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in United Arab Emirates is 5.4 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 56).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
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Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Many low-paid migrant domestic workers are at acute risk of labor abuses, forced labor, and human trafficking because of the kafala (visa sponsorship) system in the UAE, which ties migrant workers’ visas to their employers" (para 16).
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"loopholes allow reduced sentences for men for killing a female relative" (para 1). "In November 2020, the UAE also repealed an article in the penal code that allowed men to receive lighter sentences for killing a female relative if they found them in the act of extramarital sex. However, families of the murder victim can waive their right to see the person punished in return for compensation (blood money) or choose to freely pardon them. In such cases, the accused can be subject to a minimum sentence of seven years in prison instead of life. When family members kill a woman, including in so-called “honor” killings, the victim’s family is...more
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In 2019 and 2020, UAE authorities introduced minor amendments to the personal status law, but a woman in the UAE can still lose her right to financial maintenance from her husband if she refuses to have sexual relations with him without a 'lawful excuse'" (para 8). "A judge can also deem a woman in breach of her spousal obligations if she leaves the house or takes a job deemed outside “the law, custom, or necessity,” or if the judge considers it against the family’s interests. This change was made gender neutral but prevailing social norms mean judges are more likely to consider it unnecessary for a woman to work than...more
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Despite the UAE’s February announcement that it will extend citizenship opportunities to select foreign nationals, the country’s citizenship law still leaves out other groups, including children born to Emirati women and foreign fathers, and stateless people" (para 17).
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A judge can also deem a woman in breach of her spousal obligations if she leaves the house or takes a job deemed outside “the law, custom, or necessity,” or if the judge considers it against the family’s interests. This change was made gender neutral but prevailing social norms mean judges are more likely to consider it unnecessary for a woman to work than a man, resulting in discrimination against women" (para 9).
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s rights in the UAE have recently come under heightened scrutiny following the emergence of new videos of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the Dubai ruler, in which she describes the conditions of her forced confinement following her abduction and forcible return to the UAE in 2018" (para 4).
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made important women’s rights reforms in recent years, such as passing new domestic violence protections, but significant discrimination against women and girls remains, Human Rights Watch said today" (para 1). "The UAE has carried out some reforms, such as [ . . . ] explicitly affirmed a man’s legal right to discipline his wife and children" (para 6). "In March 2020, a new domestic violence law came into effect that included provisions enabling women to obtain restraining orders against abusers. However, the law’s definition of domestic violence reinforces male guardians’ ability to discipline their wives, female relatives, and children to an extent that authorities...more
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-LAW-1

"The UAE has carried out some reforms [ . . . ] revoking legal provisions that had obliged women to “obey” their husbands" (para 6).
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"loopholes allow reduced sentences for men for killing a female relative" (para 1).
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Marriage certificates still appear to be required to obtain birth certificates. These policies disproportionately affect migrant women and can leave their babies undocumented, unable to obtain identification documents or travel" (para 14).
March 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"'Considering the fact that they already have wives of their age, they will normally look for younger women. However, in some cases they search for women of their age,' she said, explaining that most of the Arabs who marry Bosnian women [in polygamous marriages] come from Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt and Libya" (28).
Feb. 13, 2021, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2

“J. and Others v. Austria (no. 58216/12) (17 January 2017): This case concerned the Austrian authorities’ investigation into an allegation of human trafficking. The applicants, two Filipino nationals, who had gone to work as maids or au pairs [in] the United Arab Emirates, alleged that their employers had taken their passports away from them and exploited them. They claimed that this treatment had continued during a short stay in Vienna where their employers had taken them and where they had eventually managed to escape. Following a criminal complaint filed by the applicants against their employers in Austria, the authorities found that they did not have jurisdiction over the alleged offences...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

“Speaking two days before Matthew, 63, is expected to walk free from a court in Dubai after serving two years of a 15-year sentence, Mr Manning said: ‘It is grotesque to suggest that Jane insulted Francis and this means she somehow brought about her own death’” (para 3).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-LAW-2

“Speaking two days before Matthew, 63, is expected to walk free from a court in Dubai after serving two years of a 15-year sentence, Mr Manning said: ‘It is grotesque to suggest that Jane insulted Francis and this means she somehow brought about her own death’” (para 3). “Lawyers for Matthew are expected to argue that during the argument his wife had incited him to killer her by insulting him and calling him a loser” (para 10).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-LAW-3

“Radha Stirling, of the pressure group Detained in Dubai, said the recent death of Peter and Jane's father Victor means her family's voice can no longer be heard in the Dubai court. She said that in the UAE, the victim's family is able to advocate for the deceased and now that Jane's father has passed away, this element of the sentence can legally be reduced and brother had no legal rights to advocate on her behalf” (para 19-20).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“The brother of a British woman bludgeoned to death by her ex-pat husband fears her killer will go free this week because she provoked the attack by calling him ‘a loser’” (para 1).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“The brother of a British woman bludgeoned to death by her ex-pat husband fears her killer will go free this week because she provoked the attack by calling him ‘a loser’” (para 1). “‘The truth is that in places like UAE women are subservient, need to be obedient and can be beaten’” (para 4). “Matthew has admitted to beating his wife to death with a hammer in July 2017 as she lay in bed at their luxury home in Dubai. The former Economist journalist then went to work without reporting her death, only calling police when he returned later that day, claiming there had been a break-in and intruders had...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“The brother of a British woman bludgeoned to death by her ex-pat husband fears her killer will go free this week because she provoked the attack by calling him ‘a loser.’ Peter Manning said that in the United Arab Emirates wives are not allowed to insult their husbands and lawyers will argue that his sister, Jane, 62, was responsible for Francis Matthew killing her” (para 1-2). “‘The truth is that in places like UAE women are subservient, need to be obedient and can be beaten’” (para 4). “Lawyers for Matthew are expected to argue that during the argument his wife had incited him to killer her by insulting him and...more