Fight against corruption: Justice and the Press, natural allies

The Department of Justice is aware of the fundamental role of the press in the administration and distribution of justice, as an instrument for raising awareness and monitoring against incivility and its corollary of deviant behavior, but also as a compass for the orientation of legal action in certain proceedings

The 3th Day of Justice and Press exchanges, was held on Thursday, September 15 at the Maison de la Presse under the theme: “Ethics and deontology of the magistrate, what impact in the fight against corruption? “. It was under the chairmanship of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Keeper of the Seals, Mamoudou Kassogué, in the presence of the President of the Press House, Bandiougou Danté, the representative of Canadian Cooperation in Mali, Alexander McGill.

Initiated by the Ministry in charge of Justice and Human Rights, Keeper of the Seals in partnership with the Maison de la presse and the Canadian Cooperation, these days of press and justice exchanges aim to maintain a permanent framework of dialogue and of exchanges between the men of media and the actors of justice. It is also an opportunity to mobilize experts to build public opinion on the role and place of media men in the fight against corruption in Mali, the impact of the magistrate who respects the principles of ethics and professional conduct in the fight against corruption, but also the synergy in the functional relationships between structures for control, verification and prosecution of acts of corruption and similar practices.

At the start of his remarks, the Minister of Justice, Mamoudou Kassogué paid tribute to media professionals, and expressed his gratitude for the professionalism and promptness with which these men and women accompanied his department within the framework of the first and second days of “Justice and the press” exchanges.

“The success of the first two days is, without a doubt, proof that justice and the media are in a natural alliance characterized by the search for elements whose good exploitation makes it possible to serve citizens in their permanent quest for accurate information. and credibility on justice,” said Minister Kassogué. According to him, his department, by sealing this dynamic partnership between the Press and Justice, is aware of the fundamental role of the Press in the administration and distribution of justice, as an instrument of awareness and watch against incivility and its corollary of deviant behavior, but also a compass for the orientation of legal action in certain procedures.

The choice of the central theme of this third day, according to the Keeper of the Seals, is as much a topical subject as it is of national concern because of the depth and complexity of the phenomenon of corruption in our country.

“The failure of the measures that have been taken by successive governments can largely be explained by the inconsistency and inconsistency of public policies in this area as well as the inefficiency and inadequacy of the legal framework and institutional,” he said. To these shortcomings, according to Minister Kassogué, must be added the non-observance of the rules of ethics and deontology in the management of public assets.

According to him, an objective analysis of the situation leads, inexorably, towards the responsibility of the State with regard to the low level or the absence of repression vis-a-vis the deviant behaviors of the gravediggers of the public resources.

“The corrupters and the corrupt must be repressed ruthlessly. If necessary, the texts on corruption must be reviewed and adapted to current requirements”, declared Minister Kassogué, according to whom “we should arrive at a change of mentality and make people understand that those who corrupt do a disservice to the magistrate and to his country, because it is justice that will suffer”.

For the Keeper of the Seals, “bad justice does not benefit anyone and opens the way to situations of conflict and revenge”.

“I am convinced that justice and the press, hand in hand, will offer our people a space for exchanges promoting the awakening of consciences for the full and complete participation of each citizen in the work of construction. national,” concluded the minister.

The opening ceremony was followed by the presentation of the magistrate Hamèye Founè Mahalmadane, former minister and member of the CNT on the theme: “Ethics and deontology of the magistrate, what impact in the fight against corruption? “. With Chahana Takiou, Publication Director of Journal 22 Septembre as moderator.

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