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Human rights in Dubai are based on the Constitution and enacted law, which supposedly promise equitable treatment of all people, regardless of race, nationality or social status, per Article 25 of the Constitution of the United Arab Emirates. Despite this, Freedom House has stated: "Extreme forms of self-censorship are widely practiced, particularly regarding issues such as local politics, culture, religion, or any other subject the government deems politically or culturally sensitive.
Labour injustices in Dubai have attracted the attention of various human rights groups, which have tried to persuade the government to become a signatory to two of the International Labour Organization's eight core conventions, which allows for the formation of labour unions. The Dubai government, however, denied any kind of labour injustices and stated that the watchdog's accusations were misguided. Towards the end of March 2006, the government announced steps to allow construction unions".
Islam is the official religion in Dubai. A policy of religious toleration generally allows foreigners to practice their faith in a private residence or they can petition the government for a land grant and permission to build a religious institution to hold religious services, which may be a slow process. A few Christian Churches and hospitals do exist, along with some facilities for Hindus, Sikhs and Bahá'ís. Non-Muslim groups are generally allowed to meet and advertise their events, but the law prohibits and harshly punishes proselytizing