Sierra Leone

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (A/HRC/18/10)

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Introduction

1 . The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, held its eleventh session from 2 to 13 May 2011. The review of Sierra Leone was held at the 8th meeting on 5 May 2011. The delegation of Sierra Leone was headed by Franklyn Bai Kargbo, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. At its 12th meeting, held on 9 May 2011, the Working Group adopted the report on Sierra Leone.

2 . On 21 June 2010, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Sierra Leone: Maldives, Slovakia and Zambia.

3 . In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to resolution 5/1, the following documents were issued for the review of Sierra Leone:

(a) A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/11/SLE/1);

(b) A compilation prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) (A/HRC/WG.6/11/SLE/2);

(c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) (A/HRC/WG.6/11/SLE/3).

4 . A list of questions prepared in advance by Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was transmitted to Sierra Leone through the troika. These questions are available on the extranet of the UPR.