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Policy and Research Papers

Sierra Leone - Justice Sector and the Rule of Law

The study’s objective is to identify opportunities and highlight challenges in the justice sector in Sierra Leone, in line with the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project's overall objectives to monitor observance of acceptable standards and commitments relating to participatory democracy, transparent and accountable governance, human rights, the rule of law and public service delivery by African states.

This report assesses Sierra Leone’s compliance with international, regional and national laws and standards, respect for the rule of law, human rights and the administration of justice, the frameworks and capacity of the justice sector, accessibility of the justice system, independence and accountability of judges and lawyers. The report highlights the challenges, constraints and successes and makes recommendations for necessary reforms  to improve the functionality and effectiveness of the sector.


Guinea - Anti-Corruption Institutions

This study sets out to evaluate the anti-corruption mechanisms established in the Republic of Guinea for the promotion of good governance and advancement of the rule of law. 

The study was undertaken as an effort to answer the following questions:

  • What are the mechanisms put in place to fight against corruption in Guinea?
  • How far does the legal and institutional framework of these mechanisms enhance or affect their effectiveness?
  • What are the limitations of the fight against corruption and how can the government address them?