International Court of Justice rejects Qatar’s case against UAE in final judgement

International Court of Justice rejects Qatar’s case against UAE in final judgement
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The International Criminal Court of Justice rejected the case brought by Qatar accusing the UAE of discrimination, APA reports citing Al Arabiya.

Qatar filed the case in 2018 saying the UAE’s actions during the rift breached the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), a UN treaty.

The ICJ said it “upholds the first preliminary objection raised by the UAE” and “finds it has no jurisdictions to entertain the application filed by Qatar.”

Qatar’s application said: “The UAE had enacted and implemented a series of discriminatory measures directed at Qataris based expressly on their national origin,” resulting in alleged human rights violations.

ICJ President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said in The Hague the UAE’s measures "are not capable of constituting racial discrimination within the meaning of the convention."

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