2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the enactment of Sierra Leone’s 1991 constitution – the fourth since independence. The Constitution was a watershed moment since it reintroduced political pluralism and multi-party democracy, thereby opening up the space for political competition. It sought to limit executive abuse of power that characterised the previous 23 years by
‘You way die nar you sorry’ – Reforming the Presidential Pardon Powers in Sierra Leone Every New Year or Independence Day, the President of Sierra Leone exercises his prerogative of mercy as Fountain of Honour to grant pardon to persons convicted of various offences in Sierra Leone. So, it was no surprise when we learnt
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF HANNAH BOCKARIE, KADIJA SACCOH AND ALL OTHER WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO SEXUAL ABUSE AND VIOLENCE IN SIERRA LEONE. AFTER A FEW WEEKS, EVERYTHING GOES QUIET.SEXUAL ABUSE SETTLEMENT AND SURVIVORS IN SIERRA LEONE Download PDF
Download Press Release Freetown, 22 February 2021– A 90-minute debate organised by SierraEye and the Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy for Justice (ILRAJ) on 13 February 2021 brought together panelists from across political parties to discuss the Government’s proposal to amend the Local Government Act. Among other things, the proposals, which Minister of Local
Sierra Leone’s first Director of Public Prosecutions, Nasiru Deen Tejan Cole, will be honoured with a Moot Court Competition scheduled to hold at the Multi-purpose Conference Hall at Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone from 1st – 4th September 2020. It will be organized by the Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy for
BASITA MICHAEL, LLM, BL BARRISTER-AT-LAW “Not Guilty.” Two powerful words spoken by the foreman of the jury that brought a sense of relief and feelings of vindication to three accused persons in the recently concluded treason trial. In the case of the first accused, Alfred Palo Conteh, those words were uttered fourteen times. He was
Sierra Leone marks its 60th independence anniversary on 27th April 2021 in what is expected to be a fanfare of celebrations regarding the milestone event. Of significance is that the Constitution of Sierra Leone will also attain a milestone, marking 30 years of existence.