With the development of the UAE, put connections with other countries on the front burner and attracted the attention of numerous professionals. Emirati Law considers international treaties according to the statements from the Constitution and main legislation.
The Constitution treats international relations in different perspectives. It is stated that the Supreme Council of the Union is responsible for “the ratification of treaties and international agreements” (“United Arab Emirates’s Constitution” 10). In this way, all treaties and agreements cannot be implemented without a special decree made by its representatives.
The person that represents the country in international relations is the President (according to the article 54) but the Council of Ministers is in charge of “supervising the implementation of judgments rendered by Union Law Courts and of international treaties and agreements concluded by the Union” (“United Arab Emirates’s Constitution” 14).
It is stated in the article 91 that the Government shall inform the Union Assembly of “international treaties and agreements concluded with other states and the various international organizations, together with appropriate explanations” (Khedr and Alnuaimi para. 23).
According to Emirati Law, any international treaty should be evaluated to get to know how it will affect the country before it is accepted so that the adverse influence can be avoided. The implementation depends on the decisions made by the Governments and is affected by local regulations. The Supreme Council also shares power with the Council of Ministers. It has a right to approve international treaties and agreement.
It is critical that delegation of ratification can be maintained only by the Supreme Council while all other bodies that hold power related to international treaties are to take immediate actions (Abed 135).
Abed, Ibrahim. The Historical Background and Constitutional Basis to the Federation. 2006. PDF file. Web.
Khedr, Ahmed, and Alnuaimi, Bassam. A Guide to United Arab Emirates Legal System. n.d. Web. <https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/United_Arab_Emirates.html>.
United Arab Emirates’s Constitution 2004. PDF file. 13 Feb. 2016. <https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/United_Arab_Emirates_2004.pdf>.