Recommendations received by Mauritania

On the basis of all the recommendations received by Mauritania for the first cycle, 10 of them are related to human rights education and training.

Explore ways and means aimed at instilling democratic norms, standards and principles in the country, including through continuous awareness-raising and education

Develop a national strategy on slavery, including ways to reinforce and expand public awareness-raising campaigns against traditional and modern forms of slavery

Follow up on the recommendations of a number of treaty bodies in order to adopt a holistic strategy to fight against policies of female genital mutilation, early marriage and forced feeding, and also combat all forms of violence against women, including possible human rights awareness-raising campaigns in cooperation with civil society

Continue the efforts made to expand education, in particular children's education, and accord greater importance to the spreading of the culture of human rights through the media and educational institutions

Adhere to main international human rights instruments so that it can continue to promote women's rights and develop programmes for the rights of children, and pursue the efforts to disseminate a human rights culture in the executive branches of the Government

Carry out national information campaigns designed to promote a culture that values diversity, understanding and tolerance

Disseminate the provisions of CRC, and conduct public awareness raising campaigns among local communities

Carry out an awareness-raising campaign to persuade citizens to abandon the female genital mutilation practice

Ensure that the security forces receive clear guidance and, if needed, training, so that they can act at all times in conformity with international standards in the area of respect for the rights of peoples, in particular with regard to the right to life, the prohibition of torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment

Pursue its action in the area of education, and ensure that all legal practitioners benefit from it, namely, judges, penitentiary staff and law enforcement personnel in the rule of law