Slavery Is Not Dead: Remaining Hurdles to Abolishing Slavery in Mauritania

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ostensibly eradicated slavery from the world in 1948 — and yet, slavery continues to abound in Mauritania, where large swaths of the Haratine minority are enslaved by the Arab-Berber majority.   According to recent estimates, nearly twenty percent of the local population — one out of every two Haratines —…

To Die Like Cockroaches

A Brief Examination of Killings by Law Enforcement in Brazil  The Brazilian general election of 2018 was a drastic turning point for the country. After leading in the polls for months, Jair Bolsonaro was elected to the presidency. A far-right politician, Bolsonaro started his career in the military during the 1970s and moved up to…