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Mali

Monthly Updates

December 2022

In late November, the Malian government implemented a law that banned NGOs funded by France from operating in the country. Some observers interpreted this as a response to France’s decision to suspend its contributions of development aid to Mali (official humanitarian aid is still being provided). The ban on French-funded groups had an immediate impact on the provision of humanitarian aid through NGOs. However, it has now had even broader effects, as all NGOs must now have their sources of funding audited by the Ministry of Territorial Administration -- annually for Malian organizations, and monthly for foreign organizations. This new legal arrangement has already made operations difficult for foreign NGOs and provides an opportunity for the Malian government to exert further control over NGOs in the future.

November 2022

On 2 November, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) suspended the operations of Joliba TV News for content it called defamatory. The content in question was an editorial statement made by the news director of Joliba TV News, Mohamed Attaher Halidou, on 30 September. In the editorial, Mr. Halidou had emphasized the rising threats of misinformation, intolerance, and threats to freedom of expression, and had called on the HAC to take action to deal with these problems. The National Human Rights Commission condemned the suspension of the station. This suspension comes after the HAC already suspended France24 and Radio France Internationale in April and added new restrictions on the activities of foreign media.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
20 855 720
System of government
Semi-Presidential system
Head of government
Prime Minister Abdoulaye Maïga (de facto) (since 2022)
Head of government party
Not applicable
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
Two-Round System
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26.5%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2020
Head of state
President Assimi Goïta (de facto)
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
16/01/2018
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
96.39%
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Human Rights Treaties

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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
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GSoD Indices

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