Attorney General of Sierra Leone opening statement on Torture at UN Human Rights Committee

Hon Franklyn Bai Kargbo, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone

 OPENING STATEMENT by Hon Franklyn Bai Kargbo, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Human Rights Council Committee on Torture, Geneva, 02 May 2014 Mr. Chairman, Excellences Distinguished members of the Committee, Rapporteurs, human rights defenders, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you greetings More...

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A hydropower station in Bumbuna, the town in which the AML strike took place. Photograph Ronald Vriesema.
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