Open letter: Governments must address UAE human rights abuses ahead of COP28
Access Now and over 200 organizations call on governments to address the UAE’s human rights abuses ahead of COP28.
19 civil society organizations call on US administration to press the UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor ahead of COP 28
In a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, we urge him to call upon the UAE government to promptly and unconditionally release Ahmed Mansoor.
#FreeSherifOsman: UAE must not extradite political commentator to Egypt, where he would face torture
Access Now joins human rights groups in urging the UAE to refrain from extraditing political commentator Sherif Osman to Egypt, where he could face torture.
Joint statement on the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime
Access Now joins a coalition of organization in calling on UAE to immediate repeal or amend the new Law on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime.
Global civil society urges Gulf countries to unblock internet calling services
Access Now, together with more than 25 organizations, signed a joint statement urging the UAE, Oman, and Qatar to permanently lift the ban on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, and all other VoIP platforms, especially in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Gulf governments must unblock all VoIP technologies
More than 25 civil society organizations from around the world are calling on the UAE, Oman, and Qatar to immediately and permanently restore access to services for internet voice and video calls.
Export bans alone won’t stop surveillance — we need a new global approach
The impact that surveillance technology has had on vulnerable individuals and members of at-risk communities demonstrates why comprehensive, systemic regulation of this industry is both necessary and urgent.