This project by Mali’s Ministry for the Promotion of Women, Children and the Family supported the training of paralegal personnel by NGOs and the provision of legal assistance to vulnerable groups. Paralegal personnel was trained and certified in accordance with the new national training programme. The three-year project began in May 2006 and was financed by the Japanese government through the World Bank. The ministry contracted a CILC key expert as a special consultant to finalize the contracts between the ministry and the Malian NGOs, to define the database of results to be achieved, to help develop training materials, to conduct training activities and to evaluate the overall programme. In 2007, the participating NGOs provided mediation and legal assistance to the poor.
- Mali // New mission 13 March 2014Servaas Feiertag (CILC) and Jan de Vries (NHC) have completed in February a second mission to Mali, in the context of the Studies of Criminal Justice in Mali and Development of Special Mechanisms to Support the Criminal Chain project. The project was commissioned by the Malian Ministry of Justice, the Netherlands Embassy in Mali, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is composed of two studies, meant to pave the way for developing a comprehensive strategy on security and the rule of law in Mali. The first study seeks to assess the capacity of personnel in the criminal justice system and will therefore look specifically at the day-to-day functioning of the criminal justice chain. The second study will examine possible mechanisms of support for actors within the criminal chain to deal with the crimes committed during the conflict by all sides, and beyond. The failing justice system, of which...
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- Mali // CILC and NHC support criminal justice reform 26 October 2013Willem van Nieuwkerk Director at Center for International Legal Cooperation At the invitation of the Malian Ministry of Justice, CILC and the NHC (Netherlands Helsinki Committee) visited Mali for the duration of two weeks as part of the first stage of a study on the nation’s criminal justice system. The study is a cooperative effort by the Malian Ministry of Justice, the Netherlands Embassy in Mali, CILC, and the NHC, and will make use of Malian consultants as well as a small team of international experts. The study on the reinforcement of the criminal justice system of Mali (in French: Études sur le renforcement de la justice pénale au Mali) was initiated by the Malian Ministry of Justice in order to address the state of the nation’s criminal justice system after a turbulent period in which Mali witnessed a coup d’état and an insurrection in the north of the country....
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