Another day, another tragedy in Sierra Leone. Nearly 100 people dead. Many more injured. Property lost.

By: Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie It’s tempting to let despair sink in. Why us? I hear people asking. But we have no hope of changing our fortune until we understand the systemic…

HOW NEC AND THE GATEKEEPERS OF OUR DEMOCRACY ARE FAILING

By Basita Michael From 2002-2018, Sierra Leone witnessed peaceful transitions of power, which offered hope in a region where attempts to circumvent term limits, coups, and bloody transfer of power…

Sing 4 Justice 2021 Rules and Regulations

The contest is open to persons 18 years and above. No members of ILRAJ are permitted to participate. Theme of all songs must be about the rule of law, justice…

Ahead of COP26, highly vulnerable countries like Sierra Leone must commit to robust climate action

By Sonkita Conteh, Director, Namati Sierra Leone When parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change meet later this month in Glasgow, Scotland, the focus will be on the whether…

The Gender Empowerment Bill- some concerns

By: Lena Thompson Finally, a Gender Empowerment Bill will soon be debated and hopefully enacted by parliament. This has been a long time coming and a point of victory for…

Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy for Justice (ILRAJ) POSITION PAPER

GENDER EMPOWERMENT BILL 2021 “…gender inequality and denial of women’s rights are still prevalent at all levels in Sierra Leonean society even though the women form 50.8 per cent of…

“We Want to be in the spotlight too.” Sierra Leone’s Women’s Cricket Team Interview from Botswana

By: Nadim Bart-Williams Linda Bull (c), Adama Kamara, Aminata Kamara, Ann Marie Kamara, Zainab Kamara, Ramatu Kassim, Mabinty King, Isatu Koroma, Janet Kowa, Fatmata Parkinson, Fatu Pessima, Mabinty Sankoh, Mary…

Obituary: Desmond Luke, Towering Politician and Legal Luminary, Dies at 85

Desmond Edgar Fashole Luke, who died peacefully in his modest home on Spur-Loop, Freetown, last week, had such a varied and storied career that friends and enemies alike found it…

Press Release on No-Party Local Council Elections

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…

Dear Madame Isatu Bomposseh Acha Kamara and family

It was a sad moment in early January this year, when I learned that my great friend and brother Brima Acha Kamara was chronically ill and in palliative care at…