Protocal for organisations to be removed from UAE terror list approved

The Cabinet has agreed on a protocol organisations can follow if they wish to be removed from the UAE’s terror list.

Powered by automated translation

ABU DHABI // The Cabinet has agreed on a protocol organisations can follow if they wish to be removed from the UAE’s terror list.

Last November, a list was released of 83 groups the UAE considered terrorist organisations.

Although several groups on the list – including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIL and Al Qaeda – have long been declared by Government officials as terrorist organisations, it was the first time such a list was made public.

The list includes lesser-known international groups.

At the Cabinet meeting on Sunday, the council of ministers agreed on procedures for appealing against the classification.

First, an organisation must appeal to the Ministry of Justice. The ministry will then refer the request to the Supreme National Security Council, which has the right to seek further information through the Ministry of Justice.

The council will provide a decision on the appeal to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, which will in turn respond to the Cabinet. The appealer will be informed of the final decision by the Ministry of Justice.

No set time has been set for how long such procedures would take.

osalem@thenational.ae