Republic of Mali

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI105098.FE - Requirements and procedures to obtain a national identity card, a birth certificate and a certificate of nationality; characteristics of each of these identity documents, including physical features - March 2015 (PDF)
    • MLI42942.E - The procedures for obtaining passports in Mali for adults and minor children; documentation required; details about photos; length of time to process applications; whether a passport must be signed to be valid - Sep. 2004 (PDF)
    • MLI41993.FE - Whether foreign men who marry Malian women may obtain Malian citizenship by virtue of their marriage; if so, the applicable terms and conditions - Sep. 2003 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Children - April 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI100547.FE - Violence committed against minors by family members (parents, grandparents, stepparents, uncles, aunts); protection available from government authorities and from non-governmental organizations; possibility of adoption by a family member - Sep. 2005 (PDF)
    • MLI41494.FE - Update to MLI41213.F of 18 March 2003 and to MLI40537.F of 30 January 2003 on the situation of children in Mali, particularly the forced labour of children; available state protection; government structures or organizations that help children who are victims of forced labour - May 2003 (PDF)
    • MLI41495.FE - Violence committed against minor children by their relatives (father, mother, uncle, aunt, grandfather and/or guardian) in Mali - May 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • A Poisonous Mix - Child Labor, Mercury, and Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali - Dec. 2011 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government -2016 (PDF),   2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Elections - April 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities -2016 (PDF),   2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI105562.FE - The Front for the Liberation of the Northern Regions (Front de libération des régions du Nord, FLN) [also called Forces for the Liberation of the Northern Regions (Forces de libération des régions du Nord), Front for the Liberation of the North (Front de libération du Nord) and National Liberation Front (Front de libération nationale)], including activities; links to the Songhai; treatment of group members and of people of Songhai origin by the state - July 2016 (PDF)
    • MLI104822.E - Information on the treatment of members of the Tuareg ethnic group by authorities and society - April 2014 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tuaregs and Maurs

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directorate Minorities - Tuareg (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women -2016 (PDF),   2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Women - April 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI105555.FE - Forced marriage, including the prevalence of forced marriage, related legislation, state protection, support services and the ability of women to refuse a forced marriage – July 2016 (PDF)
    • MLI102425.FE - Prevalence of forced marriages and the consequences of refusing - March 2007 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -2016 (PDF),   2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Congressional Research Service - Crisis in Mali - Jan. 2013 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Human Rights - April 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • First assessment of the human rights situation after three week conflict - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
  • Council of Europe
    • Parliamentary Assembly, Recent developments in Mali and Algeria and the threat to security and human rights in the Mediterranean region - Jan. 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 20172016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Judicial System - April 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Report
  • Amnesty International
    • Civilians Bear the Brunt of the Conflict - Sep. 2012 (PDF)
    • "We haven't seen our cellmates since" - July 2012 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Constitution - April 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI105290.E - Mali: Contents of articles 94 and 101 of the Penal Code; whether it is an offence under the law of Mali to insult Islam, and, if yes, whether the law is enforced and the consequences if found guilty - September 2015 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)

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Maps

  • University of Texas at Austin - Map Collection (PDF)
  • Africa World Report - Map - 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Map - April 2008 (PDF)

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Medical Availability

US Government Reports
  • RIC Report - Mali - HIV-Infected Persons/AIDS/People With AIDS /Discrimination Based On Health/Mali - Nov. 1999 (PDF)
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Recent History and Political Developments - April 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI42694.FE - The Association of Malian Students (Association des élèves et étudiants du Mali, AEEM), including its leaders and activities - June 2004 (PDF)
    • MLI41352.E - Rassemblement des partis politiques (RPP), including its objectives, structure and membership, and the treatment by the Malian government towards the party founder and members - March 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Reports
    • "Collapse, Conflict and Atrocity in Mali" - Human Rights Watch Reporting on the 2012-13 Armed Conflict and its Aftermath - May 2014 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees -2016 (PDF),   2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
    • MALI - Northern takeover internally displaces at least 118,000 people - Oct 2012

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Religion

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Freedom of Religion - April 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MLI42302.FE - A religion or cult called "Komo - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
    • MLI41772.FE - Whether islamic fundamentalist groups, such as Al-Qaida, are using forced or voluntary recruitment with the aim of training the recruits for a jihad - July 2003 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "Collapse, Conflict and Atrocity in Mali" - Human Rights Watch Reporting on the 2012-13 Armed Conflict and its Aftermath - May 2014 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

U.S. Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Female Genital Mutilation - 2012 (PDF)
  • Countries where FGM has been documented - 2007 (PDF)
  • Report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) - 2003 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press -2016 (PDF),   2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Media - April 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Trafficking

U.S. Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Mali - 2017 (PDF) 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Trafficking - April 2008 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports - 2016 (PDF)

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Updated August 11, 2017