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Mali: Situation of human rights in Mali: Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali (A/HRC/40/77)

Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Mali
Human Rights Council
Fortieth session
26 February–22 March 2019
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building Summary This report has been submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 37/39, adopted on 23 March 2018, and covers the period from 1 April to 20 November 2018. It is based on the information made available by the Government of Mali, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, United Nations bodies and other sources, including civil society organization, to the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Mr. Alioune Tine, during his second visit to the country, from 1 to 10 October 2018. I. Introduction . This report has been submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 37/39, adopted on 23 March 2018, by which the Council extended the mandate of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali for a period of one year in order to assist the Government of Mali in its efforts to promote and protect human rights. In that resolution the Council also requested the Independent Expert to submit a report at its fortieth session. In the present report, which covers the period from 1 April to 30 November 2018, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Mr. Alioune Tine, gives an account of his second visit to Mali, which took place from 1 to 10 October 2018. The report is based on information provided by government authorities, United Nations bodies operating in the country, and national and international organizations dealing with humanitarian issues and human rights and on the statements made by associations and families of victims of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. The Independent Expert wishes to thank the Government of Mali for facilitating his stay in the country and granting him access to all the national and local officials with whom he asked to meet. During his second visit, he met with high-ranking officials, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice. The Independent Expert also met with the Chair of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission and the Chair of the National Human Rights Commission. The Independent Expert held talks with representatives of civil society, associations of victims in northern Mali, a youth association, the Plateforme and the Coordination des mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) coalitions of armed groups, the diplomatic corps and United Nations bodies. The Independent Expert wishes to thank the Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral for Mali and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the staff of the Human Rights and Protection Division of MINUSMA. The technical and logistical support provided by the United Nations system in Mali played an essential role in facilitating and ensuring the success of the Independent Expert’s second visit.


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