Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: Constitutional Amendment Passed by Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403772_text Constitution; Legislative bodies - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403772_text Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: Human Rights Commissioner Asks Return of Blood Diamonds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402172_text War crimes - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402172_text Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: Supreme Court Rules Libel Law Does Not Violate Freedom of Press http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401731_text Freedom of the press - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the It was reported on December 7, 2009, that the Sierra Leone Supreme Court had rejected a constitutional challenge to the 1965 Public Order Act, which imposes criminal responsibility for "defamatory" publication. (Mohamed Fofanah, Mixed Reactions to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401731_text Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: New Draft Mining Law to Increase Government Revenues, Decrease Child Recruitment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401378_text Mining - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the It was reported on December 7, 2009, that the Sierra Leone Supreme Court had rejected a constitutional challenge to the 1965 Public Order Act, which imposes criminal responsibility for "defamatory" publication. (Mohamed Fofanah, Mixed Reactions to It was reported on June 18, 2009, that a draft mining law seeking to increase government revenue from mining activities and to regulate the involvement of children in mining will soon be introduced in Sierre Leone's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401378_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda; Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Convicts to Serve Time in Rwanda http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401161_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the It was reported on December 7, 2009, that the Sierra Leone Supreme Court had rejected a constitutional challenge to the 1965 Public Order Act, which imposes criminal responsibility for "defamatory" publication. (Mohamed Fofanah, Mixed Reactions to It was reported on June 18, 2009, that a draft mining law seeking to increase government revenue from mining activities and to regulate the involvement of children in mining will soon be introduced in Sierre Leone's On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401161_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia; Sierra Leone: Financial Shortfall May Lead to Taylor's Release http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401068_text War crimes - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the It was reported on December 7, 2009, that the Sierra Leone Supreme Court had rejected a constitutional challenge to the 1965 Public Order Act, which imposes criminal responsibility for "defamatory" publication. (Mohamed Fofanah, Mixed Reactions to It was reported on June 18, 2009, that a draft mining law seeking to increase government revenue from mining activities and to regulate the involvement of children in mining will soon be introduced in Sierre Leone's On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401068_text Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: New Drug Control Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540598_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 19, 2013, the House of Representatives, the unicameral Parliament of Sierra Leone, passed a controversial amendment to the country's Constitution. The change affects the criteria for serving as Speaker of the House. (Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the It was reported on December 7, 2009, that the Sierra Leone Supreme Court had rejected a constitutional challenge to the 1965 Public Order Act, which imposes criminal responsibility for "defamatory" publication. (Mohamed Fofanah, Mixed Reactions to It was reported on June 18, 2009, that a draft mining law seeking to increase government revenue from mining activities and to regulate the involvement of children in mining will soon be introduced in Sierre Leone's On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This It was reported on August 2, 2008, that the National Drugs Act of 2008, drafted with the help of the U.N. Office of Drug Control, passed Sierra Leone's legislature with the overwhelming support of the MPs.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540598_text