Mauritania announces a quantum leap in the fight against slavery

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Mauritania announces a quantum leap in the fight against slavery

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The Commissioner for Human Rights announces that Mauritania has made a quantum leap in the fight against slavery

The Commissioner for Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Relations with Civil Society in Mauritania, Ahmedou Ould Ahmed Salem Ould Sidi, announced that his country has made a qualitative leap in the fight against exploitation and slavery.

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Ould Sidi pointed out that these efforts made by Mauritania in this context were recognized and appreciated by partners and actors at the local and international levels.

He added that the measures taken by Mauritania in this field, which strengthened the legal and institutional system related to combating this phenomenon, included the ratification of the most important international human rights conventions, the adoption of the law criminalizing slavery and punishing slavery practices, the establishment of specialized courts to combat slavery practices and the adoption of legal aid.

The Commissioner for Human Rights in Mauritania confirmed that his sector has developed a national plan of action to eliminate human trafficking, which takes into account all its forms, including forced labour, pointing out that work is currently underway, within the framework of this plan, to prepare a specialized sociological study on the phenomenon of early and forced labor. It seeks to diagnose its causes and manifestations and propose appropriate solutions to eliminate it.

This came during a meeting organized by the Commission for Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Relations with Civil Society in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which discussed various issues related to the implementation of the law criminalizing slavery and punishing slavery practices in Mauritania.

Source: Sahara Media





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