Saturday, October 15, 2022

Strengthening military justice in the G5 Sahel countries

The European Union Regional Advisory and Coordination Cell for the Sahel reports on a program to increase the effectiveness of military justice in the G5 Sahel countries. Excerpt:

“The Support Program to the Legal and Provost Components of the G5 Sahel (ACLEP-G5) for a better functioning of military justice in the G5 Sahel countries is officially launched”.

These words pronounced by the Executive Secretary of the G5 Sahel, Eric Yemdeago Tiare, on October 13 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in the presence of representatives from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger, and international partners committed to security and peace in the Sahel, kicked the ball started for the work of a Steering Committee.

The ACLEP project (Support for the Legal and Provost Components of the FC G5S) is funded by the EU and implemented by Expertise France. The objective of the project is to reinforce the fight against impunity, as well as the ability of the judicialisation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force.

The judicialisation developed by the FC G5S means transmitting to the judicial authorities the findings of operations conducted by the military force (captured individuals, collected evidence, seizures, imagery, etc.) through duly developed procedures, in accordance with national legislation, and strictly respect for human rights and International Humanitarian Law.

The project will make it possible to provide legal follow-up to military operations and to strengthen the operational capacities of the prevotal units, supporting the work of police advisors (CONSPOL) and legal advisors (CONSJUR) of the FC G5S, enhancing the coordination and the cooperation between the different national judiciary actors.

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