SEXUAL ABUSE SETTLEMENT AND SURVIVORS IN SIERRA LEONE
SEXUAL ABUSE SETTLEMENT AND SURVIVORS IN SIERRA LEONE
Call for Papers -Thirty Years of the Sierra Leone Constitution Reflections on its Past and Future
Call for Papers -Thirty Years of the Sierra Leone Constitution Reflections on its Past and Future

Who We Are

The Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy for Justice (ILRAJ) is an independent non-partisan public policy research and educational think tank established to explain, monitor and contribute to the protection of human rights and the rule of law; preserve, study, and enhance accountability and access to justice; increase awareness and understanding of and promote, women’s and children’s rights, youth justice and respect for human rights; promote capacity Building amongst women, the youth, disadvantaged communities and groups. Fosters innovative academic research and scholarship; undertake research for policy purposes and law reform sensitization, litigation and advocacy to enforce the rights of individuals communities and disadvantaged groups; offer expertise to train human rights leaders and provide legal advice and expertise to support governments, quasi government bodies, civil society organizations and other institutions.
ILRAJ seeks to defend the rule of law, improve the human rights situation to ensure that the human rights of all persons in Sierra Leone is respected in line with the country's international obligations and to promote youth justice accountability and access to justice.
Call for Papers -Thirty Years of the Sierra Leone Constitution Reflections on its Past and Future
Call for Papers -Thirty Years of the Sierra Leone Constitution Reflections on its Past and Future

Our Values

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Our Mission

ILRAJ aims to understand, explore, evaluate, shape policy, advance practice and strengthen the rule of law and accountability in order to make the promotion of and respect for human rights a part of our culture. The ILRAJ aims to address inequalities and protect, promote and entrench human rights, its values and freedoms through the provision of training, education, dissemination of information, litigation, pro bono legal counsel, research, internship, activism and advocacy. It also seeks to empower women, youths and the vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized by emphasizing on participation, non-discrimination, empowerment and respect for human rights. ILRAJ believes in the universality and inalienability of human rights, the indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of these rights, and the basic premise of equality over discrimination.

Research
To act as researchers in national, transnational and international law.To support and conduct research, survey, statistics, and experiments on issues of legal and social importance and matters of national and international interest.
Consultancy
To act as consultants and advise governments, national, international NGO’s companies, civil society and any other organization or individual on law, policy, security and matters of justice
Law Reform
To promote and support law reform and law revision in particular relating to the fundamental human rights of especially the vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized members of society
Awareness and Education
To own and engage in the publishing and printing of books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, periodicals, circulars and other literally undertakings aimed at creating awareness;

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SEXUAL ABUSE SETTLEMENT AND SURVIVORS IN SIERRA LEONE
5 March 2021
SEXUAL ABUSE SETTLEMENT AND SURVIVORS IN SIERRA LEONE

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 ...

Press Release on No-Party Local Council Elections
23 February 2021
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

Remarks by ILRAJ CEO, Basita Michael at the Conference to speed up the constitutional Review Process organised by Carl funded by actionaid
26 January 2021
Remarks by ILRAJ CEO, Basita Michael at the Conference to speed up the constitutional Review Process organised by Carl funded by actionaid

Representatives of Government, Representatives of Political Parties, members of the Diplomatic core, members of the fourth estate, civil society, learned colleagues and distinguished ladies and gentl...

GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT POLICY
9 December 2020
GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT POLICY

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Nasiru Deen Tejan Cole Honoured with Law Moot Court Competition
27 August 2020
Nasiru Deen Tejan Cole Honoured with Law Moot Court Competition

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 Colleg

Holding the Office of the AG Accountable for Wrongful Prosecutions
10 July 2020
Holding the Office of the AG Accountable for Wrongful Prosecutions

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

Call for Papers -Thirty Years of the Sierra Leone Constitution Reflections on its Past and Future
27 March 2020
Call for Papers -Thirty Years of the Sierra Leone Constitution Reflections on its Past and Future

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.

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