Slavery/Human Trafficking

Nov 14, 2018

Haratin: US to End Trade Benefits for Mauritania Due to Force Labour, Slavery

Despite criminialising slavery throughout the country in 2007, Mauritania has yet to fully implement such legislation in practise. While on paper slaver is outlawed, an estimated 90,000 Mauritanian citizens continue to live in slavery conditions. Of the most affected by slavery are the ethnic Haratins, who have endured decades of servitude. The United States government has made it clear that in order...

Nov 14, 2018

Haratin: US to End Trade Benefits for Mauritania...

Despite criminialising slavery throughout the country in 2007, Mauritania has yet to fully implement such legislation in practise. While on paper slaver is outlawed, an estimated 90,000 Mauritanian citizens...

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Oct 18, 2018

Press Release: Mauritanian Authorities Guilty...

The UNPO, its Member the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist movement in Mauritania (IRA) France-Mauritanie and law firm Jus Cogens voice their concerns regarding the current state of human...

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Oct 15, 2018

Open Letter Addressing Minister of Justice of...

The UNPO joins Freedom United and other organisations to send an open letter to the Minister of Justice of Mauritania, Dia Moctar Malal, ahead of the hearing of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid. The...

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Sep 18, 2018

The UNPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly Adopts...

On 15 September 2018, a representative of the Initiative for the Resurgence of Abolitionism in Mauritania (IRA-Mauritania) to the UNPO General Assembly, Mr Mohameden Dah, raised awareness of the gross...

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Sep 07, 2018

Haratin: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid...

Biram Dah Abeid, a Mauritanian anti-slavery activist, has been imprisoned under false charges since August 2018. His work to advocate for Mauritania’s Haratin minority, up to half of whom live in...

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Aug 07, 2018

UPDATED: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid...

In the early morning of Tuesday, 7 August 2018, Mauritanian police took internationally recognized anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid into custody. Being the leader of the Initiative for the Resurgence...

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Jul 25, 2018

Briefing at US Congress Raises Awareness for Persistence...

On 24 July 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, organised a briefing entitled “Freedom from Tradition: The...

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Jul 24, 2018

Briefing: The Struggle for the Eradication of...

On 24 July 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will host a briefing on the issue of modern-day slavery in the Sahel....

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