The requirement for security approval strangles opponents and their families in the Emirates, as it pursues them with every detail of their lives.
The Emirati regime adopts a repressive method to consecrate its security grip to strengthen its loyalists and punish anyone who tries to intercept it or criticize its policy.
This is done by requiring security approval for every job in the UAE, confirmed by a document issued by the Human Resources Authority.
The security approval requirement extends to obtaining jobs, promotion, assignment, secondment, transfer, and even study leave.
The repressive state security apparatus in the Emirates limits security approval through it.
The UAE regime proceeds with this procedure despite its violation of the UAE judiciary provisions, as the UAE Supreme Court stated in mid-2019 that the requirement of security approval is illegal and contrary to UAE law.
As part of their determination to crush dissent, the UAE authorities allowed the State Security Agency to use unchecked power to punish activists and dissidents’ families, which constitutes whether those detained are arbitrarily inside prisons or residing outside.
Federal Law Number 2 of 2003, which was later amended by federal decree in 2011, defined the state security apparatus’s functions, objectives, and powers.
The law or amendment is not found in the Official Gazette of the UAE or anywhere else on the Internet.
This is despite the UAE’s claim to the contrary in its comment on the report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers in May 2015 on the UAE.
Under the 2003 law, the UAE State Security Agency reports directly to the country’s president.
It may take any measure inside or outside the state to protect the state’s security within the limits of the law and other legislation.
The law allows the agency to undermine any political or organized activity by an individual or association that would threaten the integrity, security, governance, or national unity of the state, harm the economy, weaken the state, incite hostility against undermining confidence in it.
State security officials may also use force to the extent necessary to perform their duties.
The State Security Agency also has the power to place state security offices in the state’s federal ministries, its public institutions, its companies and quasi-governmental organizations, and the country’s embassies and consulates.
It has the power to deny, suspend, or approve access to crucial rights and government services. Citizens or residents of the UAE cannot appeal a decision made for security reasons to obtain a job in the UAE, whether in the public or private sector, and whether the person is a citizen or resident, or to obtain a commercial license, the security clearance process must be completed.