REDRESS has worked with a number of expatriate women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), some of whom have experienced  discrimination and severe ill-treatment under the UAE legal system. Our submission to the 62nd Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) addresses several areas of UAE’s domestic legal framework that are particularly inequitable for women, including domestic violence; divorce and child custody; equality before the law, including discrimination against women – in particular foreign women – with respect to access to justice and fair trial rights; and conditions of detention for women.