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.


On International Justice Day: CARL Urges African Leaders to 'demonstrate respect for victims'

The Center for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) today urged African leaders to demonstrate more respect for victims of the continent's bloody conflicts by rejecting impunity and supporting efforts to foster justice and accountability. While addressing journalists in Freetown ahead of International Justice Day, CARL's Executive Director said impunity for grave crimes ignores the depth of pain and deprivation victims suffer, and further undermines efforts at restoring and consolidating peace. Read more...


Two years of slow progress: Time to Step up Implementation of the Legal Aid Act

It is exactly two years since the Sierra Leone Parliament passed the Legal Aid Law that seeks to address the justice needs of indigent (poor) Sierra Leoneans. Following the enactment, the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) and other human rights groups welcomed the law, and described it as “progressive” and “innovative”.   However,

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:37


CARL-trained Community Volunteers Strengthen Referral Pathways for victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Bombali District

A baseline survey by TROCAIRE in 2011 singled out the Northern Province of Sierra Leone as a region with high level of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). According to the report, this was in part due to the culture and traditions of the people, which promote masculinity,

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:32


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