The child protection law in the United Arab Emirates is the Federal Law No 3 of 2016, also called Wadeema’s Law. Wadeema’s Law protects the overall rights of the child, including his fundamental rights of life, security and care, family rights, health rights, social rights, and cultural and education rights.
Why is it called Wadeema’s law?
This law came about after the death of an Emirati girl named Wadeema following extreme torture by her father and his girlfriend. It was a case that shocked the nation.
What is the 3-child protection policy?
Article 15, Section 3 states that the Government must defend “the right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation and other conditions prejudicial to their development.”