Order of the Court of Bari, I Civil Section, 1 June 2016

The Court of Bari stated that a Mauritanian national was entitled to the recognition of the refugee status in Italy because of having be subjected to slavery in his country. The Court grounded its decision on the widespread knowledge that slavery still existed in the applicant’s country of origin, despite its qualification as a crime against humanity by a law of August 2015, providing for a twenty years detention penalty for the authors.