Sierra Leone’s New Constitution


The UNDP support the Sierra Leone’s Constitutional Review process (under UNDPs “Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Project) shared abridged versions of the “New” Constitution.

According to the Chief Technical Adviser to the project Mr Sana BALOCH, “the abridged draft report (2016) has been produced to highlight the major recommendations from the CRC, for further consideration and validation by the people. Issues are sequenced into thematic areas that have been looked at during the two years inclusive process”.

This summarized report includes new thematic areas that have been proposed as new chapters for consideration in the revised draft constitution.

Below is what is new in the draft report/constitution

Proposed New Chapters Existing Chapters
1.       Local Government and Decentralisation

2.      Citizenship

3.      Land, Natural Resources and the Environment

4.      Information,  Communication and the Media


5.      Fundamental Principle of State Policy

6.      The Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms of Individuals

7.      The Representation of the People

8.      The Executive

9.      The Legislature

10.   The Judiciary

The CRC requests for interested parties, especially Sierra Leoneans to take interest in the process and to follow the work of the CRC via the  CRC’s website , Facebook page and YouTube Channel CRC Sierra Leone.

Download the word Doc here and the Pdf here.

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