More on Mauritania

A story on IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, offers some in-depth analysis of Mauritania’s new law against slavery and the additional steps that will be needed in the coming months to ensure that abolition comes about as quickly as possible.

According to the article, the new law requires victims themselves to take their complaints to the police, who lack both the mentality and resources to address the problem. Moreover, the new law makes no provisions for life after slavery–NGOs and other advocates are pushing for education, social and economic reintegration projects and an awareness campaign about the new law.

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