Sierra Leone Campaigns

Sierra Leone: HARRY YANSANEH – former editor of independent newspaper For di People

Harry Yansaneh, former acting editor of the independent newspaper For di people, and member of the Sierra Leone Chapter of Amnesty International and of the National League for Human Rights, died on July 28th, 2005 as a result of violent beatings he had been subjected to on May 10th, 2005 by a group … [Read more...]

Sierra Leone Law Libraries Project

Background: Between 1991 and 2000, the West African nation of Sierra Leone suffered a bloody and destructive civil war. Horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity were inflicted upon children, women and men. Buildings in urban areas, including the capital, Freetown, suffered serious damage, … [Read more...]


Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada has joined forces with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), in an effort to re-build Sierra Leone's legal research infrastructure by providing high quality text books, practitioners' materials, law reports and electronic resources to two law … [Read more...]

Harry Yansaneh (deceased), human rights advocate

Re: Harry Yansaneh (deceased), human rights advocate To: President of the Republic of Sierra Leone From: Monique Pongracic-Speier Date: 2005-11-21 LRWC has learned from the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders of some recent but distributing developments in the case … [Read more...]