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Mauritania: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination of Racial Discrimination

, N° d'index: AFR 38/8125/2018

This submission focuses on racial discrimination in Mauritania, particularly regarding the persistent practice of slavery and discrimination against members of the Haratine and Afro-Mauritanian communities, and reprisals against human rights defenders who speak out against these practices. The submission is not an exhaustive analysis of Mauritania’s compliance with its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. It is based on a research report published by Amnesty International in March 2018, ‘A sword hanging over our heads’: The repression of activists speaking out against discrimination and slavery in Mauritania.

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