Detailed Implementation Timeline: National Pact

TITLE VI ON THE TIMETABLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ARRANGEMENTS OF THIS NATIONAL RECONCILIATION PACT

62. The two parties are committed to respect the inseparable nature of the totality of the clauses in the present Pact. In order to ensure an smooth implementation, free from disagreement or misunderstanding, the two parties have agreed to the following timetable for implementation:

63. 72 hours after its signature on Malian soil by both parties, the present Pact shall be published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Mali by the President of the Transitional Committee for the Salvation of the People (CTSP).

64. The ceasefire shall start at zero hour on the day following the signature.

65. The whole of the arrangements pertaining to the final cessation of hostilities, described under Title II of the present Pact, shall be put into effect at the same time and within 60 days of signature, under the supervision and control of the Ceasefire Commission.

The Independent Commission of Enquiry will be put in place within 15 days after the signature of the Agreement. As agreed, the Commission will submit its findings less than four months after its installation. The appropriate judicial and other authorities will be informed of its conclusions within 45 days after the report reaches the Head of State. In case there should be delays in finalising the composition of the Commission, the arrangements outlined in paragraph 13 of the present Pact will come into effect, in order to allow the Independent Commission of Enquiry to begin its work.

67. Within 60 days after the signing of the Pact, an appointment shall be made, in consultation with the Movements, to the post of Commissioner for the North of Mali, responsible for the implementation of the present Pact for a period of five years.

68. Within 30 days after signature of the Pact, shall be created and financed the Fund for development and reinsertion of displaced populations, and the Fund for assistance and compensation to victims of all the consequences of the armed conflict.

69. The programme for voluntary repatriation of Northern populations displaced within the countries of the sub-region, will be launched 60 days after signature of the Pact, with the assistance of the host countries as well as of friendly countries and international humanitarian organisations, and in coordination between the State and the Movements. This programme shall be completed within 60 days with the assistance for reinsertion provided from the Funds cited in paragraph 68 above. During this period, assistance will also be provided to persons displaced within the country and who have suffered because of the conflict.

70. 130 days after the signing of the Pact, which will be 10 days after the completion of the repatriation programme, by-elections shall be organised for the seats in the National Assembly which have been created ad hoc for the first legislature, in favour of those populations from the North of Mali which have been displaced.

71. The exceptional integration into the National Defence and public and semipublic Administration, of officials from the Movements and populations of the North of Mali, shall be completed two months after signature of the Pact. A period shall be allowed for those selected to take up their posts.

72. Three months after the signing of the present Pact, the appropriate executive and legislative authorities shall begin to prepare the necessary measures for the creation of the Assemblies, and the specific mechanisms pertaining to the Communes, Arrondissements, Cercles, Regions and to the inter-regional Assembly. These measures shall be drafted in accordance with the irrevocable clauses of the present Pact. They shall be prepared in close collaboration with the Commission for Supervision of the Pact and the Commissioner for the North of Mali.

73. Elections shall be organised 6 months after the signature of the present Pact, for the Commune, Arrondissement, Cercle, Regional Assemblies. The interregional Assembly shall be constituted one month after the election for the Regional Assemblies. The installation of the Executives and Permanent Secretariats attached to the Assemblies and described under Title V of the present Pact, shall take place within one month of their respective creations.

74. In the interval between the signing of the present Pact and the coming into effect of the new local institutions for the North of Mali, the Commission for Supervision and the Commissioner for the North will jointly ensure that the arrangements of the present Pact are enforced, in particular insofar as these concern the security of the populations and the territory of the North of Mali, the reinsertion of displaced persons, assistance to victims, and the preparation of measures outlined in the Pact.

75. 6 months after the signing of the present Pact:

A -the special army units will be created which will be open to all sections of the local populations, whose mission will be limited to the preservation of the integrity and external security of the country's frontiers, and which are described in the last line of paragraph 7.A. above;

B -the special programme for the development of the North of Mali will be launched, in accordance with the arrangements under Title IV paragraph 47 to 50;

C -the preferential fiscal regime to attract investment will be announced and applied in the North of Mali in accordance with the arrangements under Title V paragraph 51;

D -the process of redefining communal and administrative boundaries in the North of Mali will be launched, as described under paragraph 37 above, and shall be completed at the end of the year following the signature of the present Pact.

Implementation History

1992

Minimum Implementation

The decentralization program started in 1992 but implementation of many provisions were not initiated on time.

1993

Minimum Implementation

The decentralization program started in 1992 but implementation of many provisions were not initiated on time.

1994

Minimum Implementation

The decentralization program, started in 1992, continued in spite of the breakdown of the ceasefire in 1994. 

1995

Full Implementation

The decentralization program was ongoing. Other provisions of the agreement related to demobalization and disarmament and of refugees was on track to be implemented.  

1996

Full Implementation

Provisions related to demobalization, diarmament, military reform, police reform, civil administration reform were implemented.   

1997

Full Implementation

Many provisions were implemented in 1996. 

1998

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

1999

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2000

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.