Mauritania is underway to ratify the Arab Charter on Human Rights
In an extraordinary meeting chaired by the Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the Mauritanian Cabinet convened yesterday Wednesday 18th November and passed a draft bill that pave the way for Mauritania to ratify the Arab Charter on Human Rights adopted during the Arab League Summit held in May 2004. In statement issued by the Cabinet after the meeting, the Mauritanian government expressed its willingness to go ahead and enhance the national mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights.
We in Geneva Institute for Human Rights congratulate the Mauritanian government for this step and we hope it is followed by the ratification of all regional and international instruments on human rights in order to enhance and protect human rights in this country. We also hope that the other Arab countries will follow the footstep of the Republic of Mauritania.