By Bankole Clifford Ekundayo Morgan, Human Rights Advocate
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, it is my opinion that a write-up on Excessive and Arbitrary Pre-trial Detention would be of great benefits to all of us.
Generally, Excessive and Arbitrary Pre-trial Detention affects Good Governance, Democracy, Rule of Law and the enjoyment of Human Rights. The [...]
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Human Rights yesterday ended a prison visit tussle between the Human Rights Commission and the Sierra Leone State Prisons Department.
The Human Rights Commission recently wrote to the Committee complaining that the prisons department denied their staff to visit detention sites in the country.
According to the Chairman of [...]
The vast majority of the 10,000 babies born to US prisoners each year are deprived of their mothers – and their mother’s milk.
Last July, as my parents and I sat munching Bugles around a visiting room table with my incarcerated sister in an Illinois state prison, a cry rang out from the table [...]
By John Koroma
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Refugee Protection Unit has disclosed that the financial and logistical support rendered to the Liberian refugees in Sierra Leone will end in December, 2013.
The Country Representative of the UNHCR in Sierra Leone, Jean Bosh Rush, said from December 2013, the UNHCR and [...]
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2013 – The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is appalled by the sustained attack on the media and media practitioners over the past seven (7) days.
This action we now believe may not be unconnected with the threat issued on the Sierra Leone media some months [...]
By Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk)
It took the Special Court of Sierra Leone about ten years with a reportedly whopping cost of about US$300 million to convict former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the decade long rebel war in Sierra Leone.
By Dominic JJ Tucker (J-Telll Critic)
The ICRC representatives in Sierra Leone, Abdul K. Kaikai, said during the two-day International Red Cross Society Partnership Meeting at the Family Kingdom Aberdeen that they are in progress to close down in December.
The workshop held on the theme: ‘150 years of Humanitarian Action’ attracted stakeholders abroad [...]
By Desmond Jones
The President of the 50-50 Group Sierra Leone, Dr. Isha Fofana Ibrahim, has said there is need for a sexual harassment policy in Sierra Leone.
Dr. Ibrahim’s statement during an interview with AYV Newspaper, comes in the wake of an alleged rape case involving a former deputy minister of Education II, [...]