The study is comprised of an assessment of the capacity of staff in the criminal justice system on the one hand and an assessment of the conditions of support for the prosecution authority, particularly for those actors in the criminal justice chain that seek to investigate and bring to justice perpetrators of crimes committed during the recent conflict, on the other. It will ultimately result in a Plan of Action to be adopted by the Malian Ministry of Justice. The study is carried out in partnership by CILC and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and this assignment forms therefore also another important step in strengthening the cooperation between these two The Hague based organisations.
The first mission took place in September 2013. During this first mission, our expert team became aware of concurrent interventions in Mali financed by the Dutch government or initiated by The Hague based organisations. Late 2013, in consultation with the Netherlands Ministry of Justice, CILC organised an informal roundtable with these stakeholders to open more regular communication lines and to support complementarity among the various initiatives. By 2014 this has been integrated into the Dutch Rule of Law Knowledge Platform.
Ingrid de Haer-Douma
Jan de Vries
- 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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