Technical assistance and capacity-building for Mali in the field of human rights

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

52

Session Type

HRC Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

Mali

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • This resolution strongly condemns human rights violations in Mali but fails to name perpetrators, making only general references to "all parties." Also, it contains only praise and encouragement for the government of Mali.
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 10, which concerns mere "technical assistance," signaling an uncritical approach.

Main Sponsors

African Group

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

  • "Welcomes the adoption of the National Programme to End Gender-based Violence and the establishment of a framework for reflection on gender-based violence in May 2022…"
  • "Welcomes the holding in 2022 of special trial sessions to try, in particular, crimes of terrorism, transnational organized crimes and offences related to economic and financial crime, and the trial of several cases of offences within their jurisdiction by military courts, and welcomes the ongoing review of the Criminal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Military Justice."
  • "Welcomes the efforts made by the transitional authorities for the gradual return of the administration, particularly the judiciary, and basic social services in the centre and north of the country…"
  • "Also welcomes the adoption in June 2022 of the timetable for the transition, which will allow for the organization of fair, free, transparent, inclusive and credible elections with a view to the return of constitutional order."
  • "Notes with satisfaction the cooperation of the Malian transitional authorities with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali…"

Key Criticism

  • "Strongly condemns the violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, violations and abuses of children’s rights…"
  • "Also strongly condemns human rights violations, which include violations and abuses of women’s rights, including sexual and gender-based violence…"
  • "Strongly condemns the attacks, including terrorist attacks, on civilians, representatives of local, regional and central institutions, the Malian Defence and Security Forces and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali…"
  • "Also strongly condemns the attacks on the civilian population carried out in the context of intercommunal violence…"
  • "Strongly condemns the summary executions of individuals, encourages the transitional authorities to see through to completion the judicial investigations that have been opened and those that are forthcoming in order to bring to justice those responsible for these serious human rights violations…"
  • "Decides to extend the mandate of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali for a period of one year…"

Full Vote

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  • No0

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