Recommendations received by Sierra Leone

On the basis of all the recommendations received by Sierra Leone for the first cycle, 5 of them are related to human rights education and training.

Consider instituting a human rights training programme specifically for its army and police forces

Take effective measures to ensure local courts and traditional leaders operate in compliance with human rights obligations and the principles of equality and non-discrimination, including by ensuring adequate access to human rights training and by reviewing the appointment procedures for local and traditional leaders

Shed full light on the serious human rights violations committed during the armed conflict and during the 2007 elections by the police and the security forces and incorporate into domestic law the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Incorporate human rights education and awareness training into the school curriculum through cooperation with and assistance from the international community

Intensify its efforts in the name of gender equality, amend the legal provisions that establish a system of patronising gender promotion and protection for gender reasons, and develop a comprehensive policy in favour of gender equality, including awareness campaigns in areas of society and public administration