Opinion: Why the UAE’s unchecked impunity demands sanctions

Opinion: Why the UAE’s unchecked impunity demands sanctions

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Sudan, there have been allegations that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been providing support and weapons to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia.

The RSF has been accused of perpetrating a multitude of atrocities and crimes against the Sudanese population during this ongoing conflict. The details of this support were disclosed in a report by the UN panel of experts on Darfur. However, the UAE’s actions on the global stage were not limited to this single wrongdoing.

The UAE made use of its non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, which it held from January 2022 to December 2023, in a way that sought to divert attention from its violations of UN resolutions and to retaliate against the investigators and journalists who played a part in exposing such infractions.

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