The United Arab Emirates rejected on Friday as "factually incorrect" a resolution passed by the European Parliament criticizing its human rights record, according to a statement by Saeed Al-Hebsi, Director of Human Rights at UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
"We reject the resolution adopted this week in the European Parliament concerning the United Arab Emirates," said Al-Hebsi.
"We strongly reject the allegations made in the text, which have been previously addressed and dismissed as factually incorrect. Moreover, the resolution completely ignores all of the UAE’s significant achievements in the human rights field," he added, state news agency WAM reported.
"Every country has its own laws and legal institutions - the UAE Constitution and national legislation enshrines fundamental rights which provide for the fair treatment of all citizens and residents."