UN Special Rapporteur’s visit to Mauritania postponed

GENEVA – A follow-up mission to Mauritania by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, its causes and consequences, Gulnara Shahinian, has been cancelled due to a medical emergency.

The Human Rights Council’s independent expert was due to visit Mauritania from 27 to 30 January 2014, to assess new developments since her first country visit in 2009 and the initiatives taken by the Government in response to her recommendations*.

A new media advisory will be release in the coming weeks, as soon as Ms. Shahinian fully recovers and the mission is rescheduled.


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