Advancing human rights in Mauritania

Dr Ahmed Salim Bouhbin discusses measures being taken to strengthen the legal and institutional tools that can protect citizens’ rights.

Research event
14 February 2023 — 11:00AM TO 12:15PM
Chatham House

Mauritania became the last country in the world to outlaw the practice of slavery when an official decree of 1981 declared it non-existent. Nevertheless, the legacy of slavery has shaped Mauritania’s modern-day social structures and continues to limit citizens’ access to economic opportunity, education, and finance, as well as prospects for employment and promotion within the formal sector.

This event will be held in French and English with consecutive interpretation. 

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