The Mauritanian judicial system combines French and Islamic (Malikite rite) legal traditions. The constitution guarantees the independence of the judiciary in theory, and an organic law also protects judges from undue influence.
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Nouakchott (1.00m people)
Other major cities
Kaedi (0.06m people)
Rosso (0.05m people)
Kiffa (0.08m people)
Agriculture; cement; and fishing.
Hassaniya, Pulaar, Soninke and Imraguen
Islam, Roman Catholic and Judaism
Corruption / transparency
Corruption Perception Index rank worldwide for 2017
Corruption Perception Index score for 2017