The Foundation signs a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Constitutional Court of Mali

The MoU seeks to strengthen the capacities of the Constitutional Court of Mali

The MoU seeks to strengthen the capacities of the Constitutional Court of Mali in the area of electoral law and litigation in view of the general elections of February 2022 which will close the ongoing political transition in the country.

On 4 March 2021, the Constitutional Court of Mali and the Max Planck Foundation renewed their partnership for the next two years until December 31, 2022. This new era of cooperation between the Foundation and the Constitutional Court takes place within the overall framework of the Foundation’s project designed to support the transitional process in Mali.

The renewed cooperation between the Constitutional Court and the Max Planck Foundation is based on two pillars:

The first component pertains to the strengthening of the capacities of the Constitutional Court in the area of electoral law and litigation in preparation of its key role in the general elections which will close the transitional period. With this objective in mind, a series of tailored workshops on the topic of electoral law and litigation from a comparative perspective will be held at the Court.

The second pillar revolves around the dissemination of the Constitutional Court’s case law from 2020 onwards in a bid to strengthen the constitutional order in Mali. This is the continuation of the compilation of the Constitutional Court’s case law which was first initiated and undertaken by the Foundation since 2017 and which led to the publication of a seven-volume compilation of the Court’s case law covering the period of 1995-2019. The electronic version of this compilation is also accessible on the Constitutional Court’s website.

This Memorandum and subsequent activities are part of the project “Support to the Transitional Process in Mali”, which is generously funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.