Publications related to Haratin

Feb 15, 2017

UNPO Releases Briefing Note on the Plight of the Haratin in Mauritania

Mauritania criminalised slavery in a landmark 2007 Anti-Slavery Law under considerable international pressure. However, the law inadequately defines slavery and provides no initiative to support freed slaves in building a new life. The enforcement of these laws is further undermined by the requirement that slaves must file legal complaints themselves to trigger prosecution, as NGOs are not allowed...

Feb 15, 2017

UNPO Releases Briefing Note on the Plight of the...

UNPO has released a Briefing Note focusing on the Haratin, highlighting the fact that about 20 percent of Mauritanians – i.e. half of Mauritania’s Haratin population – are de facto slaves....

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Feb 29, 2016

Mauritania Fails to Implement Roadmap to Combat...

Below is a press release published by the Society for Threatened Peoples: Two years after the adoption of the “Roadmap to Combat the Vestiges of Slavery” published by the Mauritanian government...

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Jan 28, 2016

UNPO Contributes to UN Report on Caste-based Discrimination,...

  Caste-based discrimination is a global plague affecting over 250 million people. Societies based on castes and other systems of inherited status differentiate between ‘high’ and ‘low’-status...

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Oct 05, 2015

Haratin: New Report on Mauritanian Anti-Slavery...

Despite the passing of an anti-slavery law in 2007, slavery remains widespread in Mauritania, particularly among the country’s large Haratine population. Those living in slavery are regularly beaten,...

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Sep 22, 2015

UNPO "Indigenous Peoples - Invisible Peoples"...

The promises of the UN World Conference in 2014 were to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples, particularly by cooperating with indigenous representative institutions, to improve access...

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Mar 23, 2015

UNPO Submits Reports for Universal Periodic Review...

While from a legal point of view the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has over the past few years taken commendable measures towards ending slavery, it seems that in practice there are little to no significant...

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Feb 18, 2014

UNPO Concludes Fact-Finding Mission to Maurit...

At the end of January 2014, UNPO conducted a 9-day visit to Mauritania to assess the practice of slavery in the country. Despite having abolished slavery numerous times, Mauritania remains the country...

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Feb 26, 2013

UNPO-IRA Report To ICCPR Outlines Widespread Continuation...

Below is an article published by UNPO:   UNPO and the Initiative de Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste en Mauritanie (IRA) submitted a joint report to the UN Human Rights Committee ahead...

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May 31, 2012

Biram Dah Abeid In Court On Unknown Charges

  Please find below the unofficial translation of IRA´s Press Release: After the pretrial detention period had largely lapsed, on the night from Tuesday [28] to Wednesday 29 May 2012, at...

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Mar 05, 2012

UNPO Releases Briefing Note on the Haratin

To view and download the briefing note in either English or French, please click on the appropriate language below or click here: 16 Fevrier 2012 - Note de Sythese d'Harratine 16 February 2012 - Haratin...

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Nov 30, -0001

UNPO-IRA Report To UN CESCR Denounces Enslavement...

  Below is an article published by UNPO: UNPO and the Initiative de Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste en Mauritanie (IRA) submitted a joint report to the Committee on Economic, Social...

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