Highlight on the new UAE Child Protection Law "Wadeema Law".
The killing of Wadeema Al Sherawi has changed the UAE’s entire perspective on child abuse situations.
The father responsible for this dreadful act has been sentenced to life imprisonment as well as his girlfriend for taking part in such a ghastly act of child abuse.
As a result, a Federal Law No.  of 2016, so called “Child Rights Law” and also known as “Wadeema Law” has been issued by President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, which is a pivotal source to help providing children and youngsters a safer and happier living in the UAE.
The new law which was published in the UAE Official Gazette on 15 March 2016 has entered into effect on 15 June 2016. Its Executive Regulations shall be issued within six (6) months from its publication.