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United Arab Emirates

(43rd Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report outlines the situation of freedom of religion and freedom of expression in the
United Arab Emirates (hereinafter, the ‘UAE’). While noting positive developments in the area of religious freedom, ADF International remains concerned at the continued criminalization of blasphemy, proselytism, and other so-called ‘crimes violating religious creed and rites’, as well as at the country’s failure to recognize marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims, except when the woman is Christian or Jewish.