Mali has suffered ongoing attacks from armed groups, creating an enduring climate of conflict and volatility. Improved functioning of the criminal justice system can end impunity, which is perceived as one of the main causes of instability. The judiciary is overburdened, and slow justice delivery discourages the population from seeking formal legal remedies. Especially in the North, the criminal justice system remains dysfunctional and lacks public trust.
IDLO is working in Mali with criminal justice sector actors and institutions – both formal and informal – to help them provide credible and effective justice for Malian citizens by addressing locally-identified and specific contextual needs.
With the commitment to implementing the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, IDLO's activities in Mali worked to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 16. [ Find out more ]