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Rori Donaghy

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Rhetoric or Critical Action? The Role of Human Rights in EU-UAE Relations

[Emirati security forces crackdown on activists in Dubai, 2012. Image from Gulf Center for Human Rights.]

An EU resolution passed in October 2012, which condemned human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates, caused outrage among defenders of the Emirati regime and gave hope that human rights may play a greater role in EU foreign policy. Several months on, has this resolution proved to be anything more than empty rhetoric? The resolution criticized repression of political activists in the United Arab Emirates, where seventy-seven individuals have been detained without ...

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