Taking steps to abolish the death penalty in Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone commences the review of its 1991 constitution, the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice have made a public commitment to abolish the death penalty. Given the nature of the review process, it will likely take as long as two years to fully remove the constitutional provision permitting the death penalty. In an op-ed, Namati’s Sierra Leone Program Director, Sonkita Conteh, recommends actions the government of Sierra Leone can take today to hasten the abolition of the death penalty.

June 9, 2014 | Namati