United Arab Emirates

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the United Arab Emirates about the treatment of migrant workers in Abu Dhabi; and with what result.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We regularly discuss human rights with the Government of the United Arab Emirates. We most recently made recommendations relating to the living and working conditions of foreign workers during the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in January 2013.

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