Qatar institutes ICJ proceedings against UAE

On 11 June 2018, Qatar instituted proceedings against the United Arab Emirates at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over alleged violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Qatar’s application asserts that “[t]he UAE has enacted and implemented a series of discriminatory measures directed at Qataris based expressly on their national origin”.

Qatar also filed a request for the indication of provisional measures “to protect against further, irreparable harm … the rights of Qataris and their families under the CERD … and to prevent aggravation or extension of the dispute”, pending final judgment in the case.

For the ICJ press release, click here.