15 April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The New Law on Child Rights (Federal Law number 3 of 2016) was passed on Monday by the President of UAE. The Law which broadly aims at protection and well being of children was approved by the Federal National Council of UAE in the year 2014. The law provides children's right to security, freedom from abuse and/or cruel treatment of any form.The issuance of this new law is a positive step in safeguarding rights of new-borns, minors and children upto the age of eighteen.

The Law will be effective from within three (3) months following its issuance.