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Mauritania criminalizes slavery

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritania, Human Rights, Law

Mauritania has made slavery a criminal offense, but Vive la Francophonie wonders if slavery can be abolished by laws alone [1] (Fr). “Slavery is a mental attitude as old as humanity…The problem of slavery is in large part psychological,” Francophonie writes. “Mauritania, like the rest of the world, should fight against slavery on the psychological level by affirming the value of the human spirit.”