Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

International Law

I. International Treaties

1. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1990 

2. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 2002 

3. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) 

4. Special Court for Sierra Leone 

II. Regional Treaties

1. African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 

2. African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights 

3. The Kampala Convention (African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa) 2012 

Domestic Law 

1. The Constitution of Sierra Leone 1991  

2. The Sexual Offenses Act 2012 

Case Law

1. Prosecutor V. Brima, Kamara and Kanu 2007 (The Special Court for Sierra Leone) 

2. Prosecutor V. Sesay, Kallon and Gbao 2008 (The Special Court for Sierra Leone) 

Reports of other International / Regional Organizations

1. Louise Taylor, ‘”We’ll Kill You If You Cry” Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict’ (Human Rights Watch, January 16 2003)


2. Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Access to Health Care and Violence/Bias – A Sierra Leone Case Study’ < › 200-a-sierra-leonean-case-study>


1. The World Bank Group, ‘ Mali’ (The World Bank, 11 January 2019)  <>

2. Andrew Clark, Pascal James Imperato and Kathleen M. Baker, ‘Mali’ (Encyclopaedia Brittanica, October 24 2019) <>

3. Jean Bonnal, ‘Republic of Mali’ (Ciesin) <>

4. WorldOMeters, ‘Mali Population’ (Worldometers) <>

5. Rhiannon Archer, ‘Mali LGBTI Resources’ (Refugee Legal Aid Information)  <