The Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy for Justice (ILRAJ)
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.
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.
Why Choose Us
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.
News & Announcements
In the dynamic legal landscape of Sierra Leone, lawyers find themselves at a crossroad where advertising rights intersect with the responsibility to uphold professional standards.
A Comprehensive Analysis of Sierra Leone’s 2022 Arbitration Act: Evolution, Improvements, and the Role of Courts in the ADR Landscape
Abstract This exhaustive analysis explores Sierra Leone’s 2022 Arbitration Act dissecting its provisions with the aim of unveil the Act’s evolution, highlight improvements, and delineate
By Eunice Naffie Mustapha, LL.M and Claudine Anita Hingston, Ph.D Introduction Globally, almost 800 women died every day in 2020 from preventable causes connected to
By Mohamed Wurie Bah of the Law Firm of Michael and Michael Introduction In the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity, legislation plays a pivotal role
by Helen Pearce of Micheal and Michael and ILRAJ The dissolution of marital bonds through divorce, a legal process governed by law, serves as a
By: Mohamed Jalloh (Pupil Barrister) and Marie Marion Kargbo Introduction The legal landscape in Sierra Leone has undergone a profound transformation, highlighted by the burgeoning