Sierra Leone

Status: civil society or public discussions

On May 31, 2019, representatives of international civil society and national civil society (The Sierra Leone Human Rights Defenders Network) met with members of Sierra Leone’s legislative and parliamentary Human Rights Committees to further discuss the draft bill on the protection of human rights defenders presented to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in March 2017 by the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and Human Rights Defenders Network-SL, and the next stages of its passage.

The Sierra Leone bill is modeled on the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) Model Act; however, no information is available on other developments in the initiative.

Updated: 02/2020

The Human Rights Defenders Network of Sierra Leone and Amnesty International are campaigning for the adoption of a new law...
International Service for Human Rights
In Sierra Leone, discussions are ongoing on a draft law for the protection of human rights defenders. The law was...