Skip to comments.UNPO To United Nations: Widespread Slavery Persists In Mauritania (Arab/Muslim slavery)
Posted on 11/01/2011 10:38:41 AM PDT by Milagros
Despite repeated attempts to abolish slavery in Mauritania and the criminalization of its practice in 2007, the practice is still commonplace and particularly affects the Haratin, the vast majority of whom continue to live as slaves. Even when freed, slaves often continue to work for their former masters due to psychological and economic dependence that has been established through years of enslavement.
Discrimination is a significant factor in the difficulties facing freed Haratin in finding work; the few who are able to secure employment have been limited to providing manual labour in markets, airports and water ports.
The UNPO IRA report to the CESCR highlighted the complete absence of enforcement of a 2007 law criminalizing slavery in Mauritania. The state has yet to successfully prosecute a single case of slavery under the Act. The U.S. Department of State recently called the State partys efforts to protect victims of slavery negligible.
The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, who visited Mauritania in 2009, has reported numerous issues with enforcement of this Act, including: cases being re‐filed as inheritance or land disputes; pressure on claimants from family, masters and local authorities to retract the claim; reluctance from police and courts in following up on allegations of slavery‐like practices; difficulties of enforcement in rural areas and among nomadic communities due to movement, porous borders and lack of systematic registration of children; reluctance of judges to act; and the effectiveness of those practicing slavery at keeping the practice hidden.
The Special Rapporteur also criticized the vagueness of the law, noting that many master‐servant dependenciesoften encompassing former slavery bondsfell short of inclusion in the antislavery policy.
Sounds like what the democrat party has and is doing to the people that vote for them.
So put the creepies in charge of humanitarian issues..don’t want to be racist against the putrid crap Mohammad spewed,,
Here in America, we can’t worry about current slavery in other countries. We are too busy trying to make good on the unjust slavery by people we didn’t even know and who have been dead for generations. Or at least get what mileage can be gotten out of it, politically.
why am I not shocked...