Start date: 2016
Areas of expertise: Constitutional Law, Electoral Law, Human Rights, Fair Trial Standards, Legislative and Constitutional Drafting, Independence of the Judiciary, Access to Justice, Procedural Law of Institutions, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Public International Law, Transitional Justice
Highlights: 3+ projects, field visits, 10+ workshops
Start date: 2016
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. Two constitutional reform processes were initiated in the country by former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (2013-2020) in 2017 and 2018 as further steps towards the implementation of the Algiers Peace Accord but were not be completed.
Following the ousting of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) from power in August 2020, a Transitional Charter was adopted on 1 October 2020 (Decree N°1010-0072/PT-RM of 1 October 2020) setting up a transitional process of 18 months at the end of which (February 2022) general elections will be organised. In the build-up to the elections and in line with the Transitional Charter and the Algiers Peace Accord constitutional, institutional and political reforms will be undertaken.