#AceWorldNews – United Arab Emirates – August 05 – The campaigning organisation Human Rights Watch has highlighted the problems women in the United Arab Emirates can face if they become embroiled in a legal dispute with their husband.
HRW accused the authorities in the UAE – home to large numbers of British expats – of “failing to respond adequately to reports of domestic violence”.
It also highlighted the use of Islamic law, which discriminates against women.
HRW said it is aware of complaints from a number of expatriate women who say their reports of domestic violence to police in the UAE were not taken seriously.
It also highlighted cases where woman have seen custody of their children given to their former partners, who have prevented them from seeing the children.