Welcome Message

Ibrahim Tommy Executive Director

Welcome to the official website of Centre for Accountability and the Rule of Law (CARL-SL). CARL is an independent, not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote a just society for all persons in Sierra Leone, through monitoring institutions of accountability, outreach and advocacy for institutional transparency, capacity building and empowerment of citizens.CARL has its origin in the Special Court Monitoring Group (SCMG), which was established in May 2004 as a partnership project of the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Coalition for Justice and Accountability (COJA) to exclusively monitor and produce objective reporting on proceedings before the Court for both local and international community.


Memorandum to African States Parties of the International Criminal Court for the Assembly of States Parties 14th Session

I write to share a memorandum with new analysis and recommendations for your government for the ICC Assembly of States Parties session that begins Wednesday (attached and below). This memorandum—which is a joint effort of African civil society organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa—discusses steps forward in the ICC’s investigations and examinations, in and outside Africa, and Africa’s relationship with the ICC. It also highlights key issues expected to arise and actions we believe are needed by your government with respect to them, namely: overall support to the court, budget, protection of the ICC’s independence, cooperation, and complementarity. We thank you for your consideration of this material.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:37


CARL files lawsuits Challenging decisions against private schools by Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Education

Freetown, 5th October, 2015 – The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) in September filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Leone Preparatory School seeking a judicial review of the Ministry of Education's order in July that the school be closed. The suit was filed with the High Court of Sierra Leone pursuant to Order 52 of the High Court Rules 2007. The applicant is the Leone Preparatory School. The respondents are the Minister of Education and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015 19:41


Harrowing Trials:Time to Bring Closure on Prolonged Trials for Accused Persons in Sierra Leone’s Criminal Justice System


Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 15:56


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