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United Arab Emirates
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Volume I: National Reports 1976

H. M. Al-Baharna1

On 2 Dec. 1971, the Trucial States Council, composed of the Rulers of the seven Trucial States of Oman (Ahū Dhābī, Dhūbai, Shardja, Adjmān, Umm al-Kaiwain, Ra’s al-Khaima, Fudjaira) met and formally proclaimed the establishment of a new state known as the United Arab Emirates (Ittiḥād al imārāt al- ‘arabiyya).

The State of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is constituted of the same number of Emirates (Sheikhdoms) whi…

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Husain M. Al-Baharna, “United Arab Emirates”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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