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Mauritania Transnational Issues 2006

Disputes - international: Mauritanian claims to Western Sahara have been dormant in recent years
Trafficking in persons: current situation: Mauritania is a source and destination country for children trafficked for the purpose of forced labor, begging, and domestic servitude; adults and children are subjected to slavery-related practices rooted in ancestral master-slave relationships in isolated parts of the country where a barter economy exists tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - Mauritania is placed on the Tier 2 Watch List for its failure to show evidence of increased efforts to combat trafficking, particularly in the area of law enforcement

NOTE: The transnational issues information regarding Mauritania on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritania Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritania Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.