Sierra Leone Sierra Leone: Promotion Mission, 2004

Dates:23 - 29 February 2004
Session:37th Ordinary Session
27 April - 11 May 2005. Banjul, Gambia
Commissioner: Emmanuel Victor Oware Dankwa

 Recommendations

While being grateful to the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and all the concerned parties who facilitated and contributred to the success of the Mission, and also, being awa4re of the significant social, economic, and political challenges facing the Government and the people of Sierra Leone, the Mission would like to make the following recommendations to the Government of the Republci of Sierra Leone, the Government and Private Media, NGOs, CBOs and the IGOs, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

To the Government:

The State Report of the Republic of Sierra Leone owed to the African Commission per Article 62 of the African Charter is long overdue. As promissed by the authorities, including His Excellency, the Vice-President, Mr. Solomon Berewa, the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone shall speedy up its internal processes to draft and submit the Republic's Initial State Report, preferably combining the 8 overdue State Reports since October 1988 (...);

To the Government and Private Media:

Both the Government and Private media shall perform its duties with the utmost professionalism called for in practice, noting at all times that it has comparable duties as it enjoys rights (..);

To NGOs, CBOs, IGOs, and the International Community:

Recognising that Sierra leone is at a very important juncture, NGOs, CBOS, IGOs, and the International community at large is requested to lend a band to the peace-building and the reconciliation process by availing the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the traumatised Sierra Leonena society with much needed human, material, and financial resources (...);

To the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights:

The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights shall avail, should the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone so requests, its good offices with a view to provide technical assistance in the drafting of the latter's Initial State Report (...).

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