Maître Malick Coulibaly

President of the National Commission on Human Rights, former Minister of Justice, Republic of Mali

Maître Malick Coulibaly, magistrate and Malian politician, is currently President of the National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR). Maître Coulibaly studied at the School of Administration of Mali where he obtained a Master's degree in private law. He then studied at the French Universities of Paris X -Nanterre where he obtained a Master's degree in general private law in 1999 and Montpellier where he successively obtained a DEA (Master of Advanced Studies) in fundamental private law and a Doctorate in private law and criminal sciences in 2000 and 2003 respectively. He then taught law at Mandé Bukari University, Bamako, Mali, from October 2004 to June 2009 and at the Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako. 

Maître Malick Coulibaly served as deputy prosecutor at the Kati Court of First Instance until September 2008. He was then appointed Human Rights Training Expert in the United Nations Joint Human Rights and Gender Promotion Program (UNHRGPP). On April 25, 2012, he was appointed Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, in the Government of former Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra. He was reappointed to this position in the national unity government of Cheick Modibo Diarra on August 20, 2012

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