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:   Court Rulings End Slavery?

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 May 2016

    A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists were released from prison in Mauritania could mark a turning point in the West African nation's… Read more »

Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 1981.

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