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Association Contre l’Exploitation Sexuelle des Enfants au Mali (ACESEM) is the first non-profit organisation in Mali fighting all forms of sexual exploitation of children. It was created in December 2018 by former staff members of ECPAT Luxembourg. ACESEM’s office is located in Bamako but also works in the regions of Segou and Sikasso. The organisation aims to expand its area of influence and work to also reach other locations in the country. Prevention, protection, and rehabilitation of child victims constitute the three main areas of work of ACESEM.

Association Contre l’Exploitation Sexuelle des Enfants au Mali (ACESEM)

Contact: Boubacar Hassane, Executive Director
Phone: (+223) 77 08 40 23
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ECPAT International
Mali – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2017

News from Mali


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is provided for all SEC-related offences under the Malian Penal Code committed by Malian citizens abroad under Article 22 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Double criminality is not required for those SEC-related offenses qualified as crimes, that is punished with at least 5 years of imprisonment under the Malian Penal Code.
With regards to trafficking offenses, active (including accomplices and perpetrators) and passive (if the offender is arrested or extradited to Mali) extraterritoriality are provided under Articles 16 and 17 of the Law on Trafficking in Persons, and double criminality is not required.

It is unclear whether all SEC related offences are considered extraditable, since there is no specification on minimum gravity. Double criminality seems to be required for extradition under Article 244 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which states that after an extradition request the Indictment Chamber shall verify whether or not the offence being prosecuted is punishable in Mali.

Code of Criminal Procedure of Mali, Penal Code of Mali, Law nº 2012-023 on Trafficking in Persons, 2001 (status as of 2021), 2001 (status as of 2016), 2012

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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