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OHCHR report 2016 OHCHR Report 2016
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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone and UN Charter-based Bodies

Sierra Leone and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2016) CRC/C/SLE/CO/3-5

Committee against Torture
Concluding observations (2014) CAT/C/SLE/CO/1

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (2014) CCPR/C/SLE/CO/1

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2014) CEDAW/C/SLE/CO/6

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Concluding observations (2010) CRC/C/OPAC/SLE/CO/1

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography
Concluding observations (2010) CRC/C/OPSC/SLE/CO/1

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (1996) A/50/18(SUPP) (paras.587-592)

>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

OHCHR in Sierra Leone

OHCHR has been involved in Sierra Leone since 1998 as part of successive UN missions, including the current United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). The Human Rights Section (HRS) of UNIPSIL engages with the Government and the Parliament in promoting human rights legislation and supports the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and the civil society in their efforts to advance human rights in the country.

In September 2011, Security Council Resolution 2005 extended UNIPSIL’s mandate, including its human rights component, until 15 September 2012. More ...

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Africa Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9694


United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone - (UNIPSIL)
Tel. (1) 212 963 9588
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Email: balbinb@un.org

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OHCHR in the field

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