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27 Feb 2018 description
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La population de la Mauritanie est largement hétérogène ; les questions de caste et d’ethnicité sont à l’origine de nombreux problèmes de droits humains parmi les plus délicats et les plus profondément enracinés dans ce pays.

12 Feb 2018 description
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Mauritania: Human Rights Defenders at Risk
Curbs on Activism Over Discrimination, Other Sensitive Topics

(Nouakchott) – Mauritania’s human rights defenders face repression when they raise the most country’s most sensitive social issues, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The issues include ethnic and caste discrimination, slavery, and the need for accountability for a campaign of atrocities against certain groups three decades ago.

14 Dec 2017 description
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L’État de droit et la bonne gouvernance sont cruciaux pour une stratégie de lutte contre le terrorisme

(Banjul) – La force militaire du G5 Sahel créée pour combattre les groupes armés islamistes dans la région du Sahel en Afrique devrait respecter pleinement les droits humains internationaux et le droit international humanitaire dans ses opérations, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les gouvernements qui soutiennent cette force regroupant des troupes de cinq pays devraient agir également pour améliorer la gouvernance et l’État de droit dans la région.

13 Dec 2017 description
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Rule of Law, Governance Crucial to Counterterrorism Strategy

(Banjul) – The G5 Sahel military force created to counter Islamist armed groups in the Sahel region of Africa should fully respect international human rights and humanitarian law in its operations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments supporting the five-nation force should also act to improve governance and the rule of law in the region.

17 Mar 2016 description

New report by UN Special Rapporteur constitutes milestone, human rights organisations say.

GENEVA, 17 MARCH 2016 --- Caste-affected countries should take urgent and comprehensive action to combat caste discrimination, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita IzsàkNdiaye, says in a new report on the issue published this week. The report was presented and discussed in the Human Rights Council on 15th March.

16 Mar 2010 description
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Les états participant au sommet régional en Algérie devraient exiger que cessent les meurtres et enlèvements

(Dakar, le 16 mars 2010) - L'organisation Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (AQIM) a intensifié ces derniers mois ses attaques contre des touristes et des travailleurs humanitaires, les prenant pour cible de meurtres et d'enlèvements au Mali, au Niger et en Mauritanie, a indiqué Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui.

16 Mar 2010 description
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Algeria Summit States Should Urge End to Murders, Kidnappings

(Dakar) - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has in recent months stepped up targeting tourists and aid workers for murder and kidnapping in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania, Human Rights Watch said today.

19 Dec 2008 description
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Summary

This report is in two parts. Part one examines present-day human rights conditions in Western Sahara. Part two examines present-day human rights conditions in the Sahrawi refugee camps administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario), the Sahrawi independence organization, near Tindouf, Algeria.

For Western Sahara, the focus of Human Rights Watch's investigation is the right of persons to speak, assemble, and associate on behalf of self-determination for the Sahrawi people and on behalf of their human rights.

22 Feb 2001 description
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(New York, February 22, 2001) -- A rapid growth in government-sponsored human rights commissions across Africa has not generally led to better human rights protection, Human Rights Watch charged in a major new study released today.