Slavery/Human Trafficking

Mar 21, 2019

Bellah: US State Department Reports on Human Rights Violations Facing Community

On 13 March 2019, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released a report on human rights violations in Mali, including the struggle of Bellah minority. The Bellah, indigenous people of the Sahel region, are suffering from slavery, violence and discrimination in Mali, despite its demographic weight.

Mar 21, 2019

Bellah: US State Department Reports on Human Rights...

On 13 March 2019, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released a report on human rights violations in Mali, including the struggle of Bellah minority. The Bellah, indigenous people of the Sahel...

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Feb 25, 2019

Bellah Community Loses one of its Leading Fig...

Mr Sbeyti Ag Akado, President of UNPO Member the Malian Association for the Preservation of Bellah Culture (AMASCB-Ikewan), has lost his life on Saturday 23 February 2019 in Bamako, Mali. A human rights...

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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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