Putting law into practice: Sierra Leone’s Sexual Offences Act of 2012

In the inaugural piece of a multi-part series explaining critical advances in Sierra Leone’s laws and judicial system, Namati’s Sonkita Conteh explains the key provisions of the Sexual Offences Act.  According to Conteh, “the law makes several key improvements on the existing regime and contains far-reaching provisions which hold significant promise in the fight against sexual violence.” The strength of the law, however, is defined by its implementation; Conteh urges civil society groups to raise awareness of the law at the grassroots level “to ensure that various stakeholders play their parts.”

March 5, 2013 | Namati