2010 Advocate Led Fact-Finding Mission to Mauritania

Friday, December 1, 2023

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia (right), a co-founder of The Abolition Institute, and his colleagues led a high-profile US delegation on a fact-finding mission to Mauritania from October 29 to November 7, 2023.  During the visit they met with human rights leaders and heard stories from victims. "This visit is an unprecedented boost to our collective struggle,” said Dr. Alassane Dia, President of Touche Pas Ma Nationality, an organization fighting statelessness. The delegation also met with the US Ambassador to Mauritania, Cynthia Kierscht (center), who commended The Abolition Institute for its work.