A report on the deportation of select workers from African countries in the UAE is categorically false and a mere repetition of previously disproven claims.
Saeed Al Hebsi, Director of the Human Rights Department at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, confirmed in an official statement.
The report published by Impact International for Human Rights Policies included repeated allegations that Impact International had previously published in 2021 that the UAE refuted.
Al Hebsi noted that they were incorrect, as the measures taken in terms of the arrest and deportation of a limited number of workers were carried out as part of legal procedures and that all workers, without exception, are bound by documented legal labour contracts that preserve their rights.
The concerned parties must abide by the terms of these contracts, and any termination of a contractual relationship with the worker must follow the requirement outlined in the contracts.
Al Hebsi affirmed that the UAE remains committed to full transparency in dealing with these issues and urges the media to refer to official statements by the relevant local authorities in this regard.