Human Rights activities in Mauritania
Based on the priorities identified by OHCHR, recommendations emanating from the different UN human rights mechanisms and the overall UN strategy for the Sahel region, OHCHR Mauritania Country Office focuses on strengthening the rule of law and protecting human rights, taking into consideration factors such as the large influx of Malian refugees and the degrading humanitarian situation; as well as the rising level of insecurity in the Sahel. The Office aims to combat impunity and strengthen accountability, and seek to promote economic, social and cultural rights.
The Country Office supports constitutional, policy and institutional reforms and promotes Mauritania’s engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms; the ratification of additional international human rights instruments; the strengthening of measures to improve legal recourse mechanisms, especially for vulnerable and marginalized groups, and overall compliance with Mauritania’s human rights commitments and obligations.
Through its activities, the Office, in cooperation with the United Nations Country Team, lends its support to the national authorities, civil society organizations, the National Human Rights Institution and other relevant actors in building an effective national human rights protection system, including through the provision of technical cooperation, training and advocacy. Alongside capacity-building activities, the Office undertakes regular monitoring and reporting on key human rights issues.
Directed by: Agron Dragaj
Produced by: United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights
Cinematographer: Agron Dragaj
DoP: Agron Dragaj
Edited by: Agron Dragaj
Sound: Agron Dragaj
assistants: Bechir Malum, Momo Horma
still photography: Agron Dragaj
additional still photography: (UNHR, General Assembly, Security Council © UN photo library)
stock footage Special Rapporteurs visit: © OHCHR Mauritania
music by: Ghermy Mint Abba Eswydeye
translations: Zahra Cheikh Malainine