Will Mauritanian Court Rulings End Slavery?
Two people have been handed prison sentences and ordered to pay compensation to victims in only the country's second ever prosecution for slavery since it was criminalised.
Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 1981.
Mauritania: Ban Welcomes Release of Human Rights Activists
UN News, 18 May 2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme… Read more »
Mauritania: Court Frees Two Anti-Slavery Campaigners
IFEX, 17 May 2016
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