Unique customary justice systems are clearly still prominent in the northern Malian regions of Gao, Mopti and Tombouctou, and interest on the part of customary leaders and the populations there for them to play a larger and more official role is considerable. Those in these regions want more support of these systems, including training, recording traditions and financing. It is also clear that although customary justice actors in these regions can be politicised and corrupt, they also offer a wealth of knowledge on how to resolve disputes and maintain peace within their communities. Some are also open to dealing with a range of crimes, including in areas where justice gaps are notable, such as in crimes related to the crisis. National and international stakeholders should continue to engage with the populations in the regions of Gao, Mopti and Tombouctou on their views of customary justice systems, and continue to support the evolution of the justice sector in Mali.