Mauritania

News on Prevention

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First regional exchange between the Tunisian and Mauritanian NPMs and the Moroccan CNDH
October 2, 2017
One year since the designation of the Mauritanian NMP: major advances but still a long way to go
April 26, 2017

Resources

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Preventing torture in Africa: Lessons and experiences from National Human Rights Institutions
October 24, 2017
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
SPT Member : Haimoud Ramdan (2017-2020)
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