Thursday, July 23, 2015

UAE's New Law Bars Discrimination, Hate Speech and Insulting of Religion

The National reports that on Monday the United Arab Emirates adopted the Anti-Discriminatory Law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, color or ethnic origin. The new law also bans actions that promote religious hatred or insult God, his prophets or apostles or holy books or houses of worship or graveyards. It prohibits hate speech or the promotion of discrimination or violence against others using any form of media.