Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

The Mauritanian government has approved a draft law establishing a specialized court to fight slavery, human trafficking, and migrant smuggling.

According to a statement, the draft law aims to achieve a set of objectives related to the proper administration of justice and ensure more efficiency in dealing with slavery cases, noting that it will introduce some reforms to the number, composition and functioning of specialized courts to combat slavery and slavery practices.

The Mauritanian government established a specialized anti-slavery court under a law on Sept. 10, 2015, which the government said had some gaps more than eight years after its implementation and that there was a need to fill those gaps and overcome the difficulties and obstacles that limited the effectiveness of the law.

She explained that the new reforms fill some of these gaps by bringing those accused of human trafficking and smuggling crimes to this new court, which was previously heard by other ordinary and non-competent courts.

The statement stressed that the new court would strengthen the protection of human rights in accordance with the constitution and the commitments emanating from ratified international conventions.

 

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