• Mali’s government should step up efforts to investigate and prosecute serious rights abuses committed by all sides during Mali’s recent armed conflict. On March 17, 2014, Human Rights Watch sent a letter to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita expressing concern about the lack of justice for abuses during the armed conflict.

  • Mali ConflictHuman Rights Watch extensively investigated the human rights situation in Mali during the 2012-2013 armed conflict and the accompanying political upheaval.

    This document contains much of Human Rights Watch’s reporting and analysis during that period. In our advocacy we called on all sides to abide by international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, and urged Mali’s government to take concrete steps with the assistance of its international supporters to address the conditions that led to the crisis.

    Key among them are strengthening the rule of law, holding rights abusers to account, and addressing endemic corruption. 

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