Slavery/Human Trafficking

Feb 15, 2019

Timeline: Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Movement in Mauritania Continues after Release of Biram Dah Abeid

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has gathered recent news and first-hand information about the current developments in Mauritania. Between 30 June and 3 July 2016, the Mauritanian Government arrested thirteen anti-slavery activists following riots in an underprivileged area of Nouakchott which the government attributes to IRA-Mauritania members (Initiative for the Resurgence...

Feb 15, 2019

Timeline: Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Movement in...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has gathered recent news and first-hand information about the current developments in Mauritania. Between 30 June and 3 July 2016, the Mauritanian...

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Feb 07, 2019

Haratin: Biram Dah Abeid Awarded an Honorary Doctorate...

On Monday 4 February, Biram Dah Abeid was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) for his lead in the anti-slavery campaign in Mauritania. Biram is an anti-slavery...

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Jan 11, 2019

Haratin: Birham Dah Abeid Urges EU to End Diplomatic...

Birham Dah Abeid, the most renowned advocate for the abolition of slavery in Mauritania and founder and president of UNPO Member IRA Mauritania, has called the EU to cut diplomatic ties and trade with...

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Jan 08, 2019

UNPO Welcomes Freeing of IRA-M Leader and Anti-Slavery...

On the 7th of August 2018, the IRA-M leader was put on trial and placed in preventive arrest in Mauritania for alleged defamation and threat of violence against a journalist. These were quickly denounced...

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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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