Slavery/Human Trafficking

Sep 07, 2018

Haratin: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid Imprisoned to Prevent Political Candidacy

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 de facto slavery, has made him a target for the government, who regularly condemns human rights activists to prison for crimes they never committed.  Abeid’s arrest was also intentionally...

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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Jul 20, 2018

Haratin: Two Anti-Slavery Activists Released by...

UNPO welcomes the release of Abdellahi Matalla Saleck and Moussa Bilal Biram on Thursday 12 July 2018. Both were part of UNPO Member the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)...

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Jun 29, 2018

UNPO and IRA Submit Joint Report for CAT Review...

On Friday 23 June 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Initiative De Resurgence Du Mouvement Abolitionniste En Mauritanie (IRA) submitted a joint report on the occasion...

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Jun 12, 2018

Haratin: The Caste System and the Journeys of...

Despite making slavery formally illegal in 1981, Mauritania’s enduring caste system pushes the marginalized Haratin people further into poverty and banishes a considerable number of them to lives...

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May 04, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Mauritania Under the CERD's...

On 1 and 2 May 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania was under the review of the United Nations' (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The experts of the...

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