Country Mauritania
Year 2012
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 13 of the Constitution adopted in 1991, and amended in 2012, includes the following provisions: No one shall be reduced to slavery or to any form of servitude [asservissement] of the human being, or submitted to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments. These practices constitute crimes against humanity and are punished as such by the law.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania 1991 (amended in 2012), UN Women Constitutional Database.

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