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Name: Federal Decree No. 73 of 2012 on the Ratification of the United Arab Emirates to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984.
Country: United Arab Emirates
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2012-06-14
Entry into force:
Published on: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2012-06-14, No. 539, P. 11 - P.12
ISN: ARE-2012-R-92436
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=92436&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2012-06-14, No. 539, P. 11 - P.12
Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Eastlaws Database, Cairo, Egypt (consulted on 2013-04-01)
Abstract/Citation: Article 1: Approves the accession of the United Arab Emirates to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984.

Article 1(a): Declaration:
The United Arab Emirates confirms that the lawful sanctions applicable under national law, or pain or suffering arising from or associated with or incidental to these lawful sanctions, do not fall under the concept of "torture" defined in article 1 of this Convention or under the concept of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment mentioned in this Convention.

Article 1(b): Reservations
(1):- In accordance with paragraph 1 of article 28 of the Convention, the United Arab Emirates declares that it does not recognize the competence of the Committee against Torture referred to in article 20 of the Convention.

(2):- In accordance with paragraph 2 of article 30 of the Convention, the United Arab Emirates does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 30 relating to arbitration in this Convention.

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