Support to the Constitutional Reform Process in Mali and Capacity-Building for the Constitutional Court of Mali

The Republic of Mali is currently in the process of implementing the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali (Accord pour la Paix et la Reconciliation au Mali) emanating from the Algiers process. The Agreement was concluded between the Government of Mali, the Azawad Movements Organisation (Coordination des Mouvements de l'Azawad) and the Platform coalition of armed groups in 2015 to address the country's institutional crisis of 2012 and its underlying causes. The implementation of the Agreement and the overall transition process require the adoption of a number of constitutional, legislative and administrative reforms.

The Max Planck Foundation is active in Mali since March 2016. Its current project aims at strengthening the capacities of the Constitutional Court in Bamako, which, as the guardian of the Malian constitutional legal order, has a crucial role to play in overseeing the constitutional reform process and its subsequent implementation in the national legal order.

In this context the Max Planck Foundation, with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, provides legal expertise and capacity building to the Malian Constitutional Court in the fields of comparative constitutional law and international law. It will further support the Court's work by preparing a comprehensive and consolidated collection of the Constitutional Court's decisions and judgements since 1995 and by supporting the Court's work with technical legal analyses and commentaries on various issues of the constitutional reform process.

Duration

13 January 2017 – 12 July 2018

Funding