Second Workshop with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Mali

Max Planck Foundation delivers workshop aimed at strengthening the capacities of the Malian Constitutional Court

From 16 to 18 May, the Max Planck Foundation conducted a workshop in Bamako, Mali on the topic of "Judicial Review of Legislative Acts: A Comparative Perspective". During the three days of the workshop, topics related to the different forms of individual access to constitutional courts, filtering mechanisms, admissibility criteria and effects of constitutional court decisions were analysed from a comparative perspective and discussed in-depth with the Justices of the Constitutional Court. In addition to that, the judges also attended a training session on online legal databases. The workshop was held in an interactive way and aimed at putting international legal practices into a local context.

The workshop was formally opened by the President of the Constitutional Court, Ms. Manassa Danioko, and a representative of the Max Planck Foundation.

The workshop is part of a series of capacity building workshops for the members of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Mali. The cooperation between the Constitutional Court of Mali and the Max Planck Foundation is based on a Memorandum of Understanding which was signed in February 2017. The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.