Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 on Civil Status, as amended (Personal Status Law), regulates the following private matters: On 7 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, announced the adoption of a new civil status law for non-Muslim foreigners. The law pursues a series of legal reforms aimed at providing greater legal certainty to the country`s large foreign population. The novelty of the law lies in the fact that it combines aspects of substantive law and international family law. It is also important because it introduces civil marriage – albeit only for non-Muslim foreigners – into the country`s national family law. While the new legislation is generally welcomed as it can facilitate judicial proceedings and judicial proceedings, it also raises several questions, particularly with regard to the application of the law alongside Emirati conflict of laws rules. Claudia Mayer et al (eds.), Family Law and Religion: European Perspectives, Gieseking Verlag The Civil Status Act also applies to non-citizens of the United Arab Emirates. However, they could demand that the law of their country be enforced. The application of foreign law should not affect articles 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 27 and 28 of Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 of the Civil Law Law of the United Arab Emirates, as amended.
Overview of media laws, criminal laws and other regulations and their implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Includes comparisons with international approaches. Research supported by the Doha Centre for Media Education. The research reveals several areas where GCC laws differ from international standards that allow for a vibrant press. These factors show: criminal defamation suits instead of civil suits, licensing of journalists, far-reaching bans on the types of reporting, prohibition of “fake news” and truth as an absolute defense against defamation. Give us your feedback so we can improve your experience. This article discusses the worlds of urban life and place-making strategies of Cameroonian traders and migrants in Dubai. It describes their economic, spatial and social character of Dubai`s urban landscape and discusses the transnational self-image and aspirations of migrants in the context of the UAE`s immigration system.
The provisions of the Civil Status Act apply to all nationals of the United Arab Emirates. It does not apply to non-Muslim nationals of the United Arab Emirates if they have special provisions that apply to their community or faith. The Lebanese Centre for Research on Emigration (LERC) at the University of Notre Dame (NDU) in Lebanon and the European Union Observatory for Democracy (EUDO) in Italy are pleased to announce the publication of a new report on the acquisition and loss of citizenship in Lebanon entitled Country Report: Lebanon. Lebanon`s citizenship regime reflects the lack of consensus on the country`s identity, which has plagued it since its inception as a nation-state. The inability to reach an agreement on what Lebanon is and who the Lebanese are can easily be understood given that the Basic Law governing Lebanese citizenship is still a decision of the French High Commissioner in 1925. All neighboring countries adopted new laws regulating citizenship after independence, but for Lebanon. The issue of citizenship is one of the main reasons for conflicts and obstacles in Lebanese politics. The purpose of this report is to provide a historical overview of the formation and development of Lebanese citizenship, a brief but in-depth review of its current regulations and a fairly comprehensive account of the areas in which today`s debate is devoted to these areas. Following the national political debate, the report focuses on the Lebanese citizenship policy for Palestinians in Lebanon, women`s civil rights and the reacquisition of citizenship by descendants of migrants. Seeking reliable information on the rules and policies of European citizenship is essential to guide public debates and inform policy-making. This data is not easily accessible.
By publishing this country profile with the EUDO CITIZENSHIP Observatory specification, the report and country profile become a reliable and relevant reference and online resource on the subject for researchers, policy makers, NGOs, INGOs, students and the interested public.