The Human Rights Defenders Network-Sierra Leone and Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2023 Electoral Process. “The Network is grateful to ECSL for the confidence entrusted in us to be partners towards promoting Elections Integrity and a Free, Fair and Credible 2023 Elections” the Executive Secretary Alphonsus B. M Gbanie.
The rule of law affirms that the people have a right to know what their government does and how state institutions relate with each other. Peaceful assembly and association in society has a definitive watchdog quality, which itself requires that human rights defenders (professional and non-professional human rights workers, volunteers, journalist, lawyers etc.) enjoy free space for association, assembly and access to information, especially public information, to advocate and report accurately and fairly. HRDNSL PRESS STATEMENT ON PROPOSED DEMONSTRATION(1).docx (1)