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.
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 LII Organizational Structure
Sierra LII is set up as a Company limited by guarantee. It has 3 Officers, a Board of Directors and General Members. Within the Board of Directors there are working committees established to handle specific SierraLii issues.
The three officers, President, Treasurer and Secretary, have specific roles within SierraLii. They are responsible for the high-level maintenance of the company and its prosperity.
Oversight of the work of Sierra LII is conducted by a Board of Directors. The current directors are representatives of the following organizations:
- The Sierra Leone Judiciary
- The Sierra Leone Parliament
- Sierra Leone Law Reform Commission
- Attorney General
- Human Rights Commission Sierra Leone
- Independent Media Commission
- Selective Civil Society groups
The General Membership is open to all organizations and individuals who are providers and consumers of legal information. Regular meetings are held with the General Membership to provide updates on recent progress with Sierra LII and to receive feedback and input when necessary. If you are interested in attending a General Membership meeting, please visit the contact us page and send us an email.
Until further notice, the day-to-day operations are handled by the Special Court of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the African Legal Information Institute. The project team is led by:
- Ms Maria Warren – Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Ms Bridget Osho – Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Ms Kerry Anderson – African Legal Information Institute