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Mauritania

News on Mauritania (9)

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One year since the designation of the Mauritanian NMP: major advances but still a long way to go
April 26, 2017
Mauritania designates its National Preventive Mechanism
April 21, 2016

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Preventing torture in Africa: Lessons and experiences from National Human Rights Institutions
November 29, 2016
For a torture-free future: APT's MENA programme
December 20, 2013

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : October 3, 2012
UNCAT Ratification : November 17, 2004
NPM Designated :

National Preventive Mechanism

NPM Type :

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Law N° 2015-034 of 30 September 2015

Information

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Population : 3 596 702
Area (sq km) : 1 030 700
Number of prisons : 18
Prison population : 1768
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