Sierra Leone Legal Information Institute | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
Acronym: 
SierraLII

Location

Sierra Leone
SL
Working languages: 
English

Sierra Leone Legal Information Institute ("Sierra LII") is a non-profit organization registered in Sierra Leone that aims to contribute to the continuing national progress by providing free access to the nation’s legal information.  Free access to legal information of other countries and regions of the world is also made possible through its affiliation with the Free Access to Law Movement and the global network of Legal Information Institutes.

It was originally established as a legacy project of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in 2010, with generous sponsorship from the Open Society Foundations and was managed by Maria Warren, Chief of Legal Operations of the Office of the Prosecutor. She was assisted by Bridget Osho, Legal Officer, who subsequently served as the sites first Sierra Leonean Coordinator. Bridget has been succeeded by Martina Egbenda who is now the current Coordinator of the Institute.

Membership in Sierra LII is open to all organizations and individuals who are providers and consumers of legal information.  The primary target user groups of Sierra LII are members of the Judiciary, Parliament, Legal and associated professions, schools and universitites, the Media, NGO community and the business sector.  Free, easily-accessible, up-to-date information delivers two key benefits to various user groups:

enhance the quality of their work
reduce the cost and effort to complete such work.

Sierra Leone Legal Information Institute Resources

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8
Legislation
Sierra Leone
Western Africa
Africa

This Act provides with respect to constitution, administration and jurisdiction of local courts and related matters. It also provides for appeal against decisions of local courts to the District Appeal Courts or to Customary Appeals Division of High Court.

Legislation
Sierra Leone
Western Africa
Africa

This Act provides with respect to local courts. The existing Native Courts and Group Native Appeal Courts are re-designated Local Courts and Group Local Appeal Courts and the term "Local" is substituted for the term "Native" in every designation of any such courts in any existing enactment.

Legislation
Sierra Leone
Western Africa
Africa

This Act amends the Town and Country Planning Act, 1948 by repealing and replacing section 6. Section 6 concerns the declaration of a planning area by the Minister.

Legislation
Sierra Leone
Western Africa
Africa

This Act amends the Local Courts Act, 1963 in section 1 by repealing and replacing the definition of " Minister" (Minister responsible for matters relating to the Interior) and in section 4 on the power of the Minister to appoint a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman or Vice-Chairmen and such other members of a Local Court or group Local Appeal Court as (s)he shall seem fit.

Legislation
Sierra Leone
Western Africa
Africa

This Act amends the Local Courts Act, 1963 in subsection (9) of section 29, which is repealed and replaced by the following new subsection: "(9) On any such appeal the District Appeal Court shall rehear the whole case and hear any additional witnesses called by the parties even though they did not give evidence in the Court below.".

Legislation
Sierra Leone
Western Africa
Africa

This Act makes provision with respect tenure of land in the Western Area of Sierra Leone by non-citizen, i.e. any individual who is not a citizen of Sierra Leone, and any company, association or body of persons, corporate or incorporation if which more than one half of the members directly or indirectly are not citizens of Sierra Leone.

Share this page