Fatimata M’baye (Arabic: فاطمتا أمباي ) is a Mauritanian lawyer and human rights activist. She started the Mauritanian Association for Human Rights. In 2016 she received an International Women of Courage Award.
Life[change | change source]
M'baye studied law and economics at Nouakchott University from 1981 to 1985. She became the first woman lawyer in Mauritania.
Work[change | change source]
M'baye takes the most difficult legal cases. She represented clients accused of apostasy. She also worked for a “committee of widows” whose husbands were murdered. M'baye helped write the 2007 anti-slavery law. She got convictions for child exploitation and slavery. She was in prison many times, and received many threats to her life.
References[change | change source]
- Online-Büro, Stadt Nürnberg/. "Fatimata M'Baye - Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg".
- "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners".
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