Dubai sex workers

06-Sep-2017 17:36

Of the treaties with articles pertaining to discrimination based on sexual orientation, the UAE has not signed the following: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966); Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984); Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1979).

Article 80 of the Abu Dhabi Penal Code (Arabic only) prohibits “personal intercourse contrary to nature” with penalties of imprisonment for up to fourteen years.Article 177 of the Dubai Penal Code criminalises consensual sodomy with penalties of imprisonment for up to ten years.