Case Law

THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF ADR IN ADVANCING GOAL 16 OF UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN SIERRA LEONE

INTRODUCTION Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) represents an efficient mechanism for resolving disputes outside the conventional court system. This article examines the pivotal role of ADR, particularly in achieving the 16th United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in Sierra Leone, a developing nation grappling with challenges to access to justice. While international laws and agreements have […]

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Wata for Wata: Unveiling Struggles and Empowerment in Sierra Leone’s Quest for Water Access

Peering into the daily lives of Freetown’s suburban residents, the struggle for water access might seem a distant concern, easily brushed aside in the busyness of our routines. Yet, if we pull back the curtain on these comfortable neighbourhoods and venture into the vulnerable and impoverished communities, we uncover a dire reality. The challenges to

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The Changing Face of Legal Professionals in Sierra Leone

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 community of lawyers. This article aims to delve into the significant evolution of legal professionals against the backdrop of historical challenges and a changing socio-economic climate. The surge in lawyers

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The Changing Landscape of Arbitration Law in Sierra Leone: Examining the Role of Judges under the 2022 Arbitration Act

By Abu Bakarr Sorie Kamara Esq, Legal Practitioner, OJPLegal Introduction This article examines the impact of the new Arbitration Act 2022, considering the efficacy of the party autonomy principle regarding an arbitration proceeding and the role of judges and the Court in Sierra Leone in its entirety under the 2022 Arbitration Act. The 2022 Act

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Examining the Impact of the NIB Act 2022 on Investment Promotion in Sierra Leone: A Call for Checks and Balances

By Ida N’dey Williams, Legal Practitioner, OJPLegal Introduction The 1991 Constitution of the Republic of Sierra Leone established three branches of government – legislative, executive, and judicial – to maintain a system of checks and balances and prevent any one branch from gaining excessive power over the others (Staff, 2021). The executive branch, led by

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POWER OF THE HIGH COURT’S JURISDICTION TO HEAR AND DETERMINE DISPUTE AS TO TITLE TO LAND IN THE PROVINCES – VIS-À-VIS THE NATIONAL LAND COMMISSION ACT, 2022

by Mohammed M. Bah, Legal Practitioner, OJPLegal Land tenure in Sierra Leone has been plagued by perennial problems and unending disputes, making it one of the most litigated issues in the country’s courts. The Government and Parliament have tried to address these issues, including the recent National Land Commission Act 2022. This Act aims to

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Unlocking Solutions to Tackling Prison Overcrowding

In a recent tweet, @BBCAfrica’s Umaru Fofana highlighted a grave concern plaguing Sierra Leone – the alarming state of overcrowding in its correctional facilities. He stated that as of October 2, 2023, Sierra Leone’s Pademba Road Correctional Center housed a staggering 2,097 inmates, surpassing its capacity by more than sixfold. A considerable number of these

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