The Lawyers Centre for Legal Assistance (LAWCLA) is today launching a handbook entitled: Juvenile Justice in Sierra Leone Law and Practice.
The programme, which will take place at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building in Freetown, is expected to be chaired by Benedict Sannoh who heads the Human Rights Section of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL).
The keynote speaker will be the minister of social welfare, gender and children’s affairs Mrs Shirley Gbujama.
Melron Nichol–Wilson, LAWCLA’s director, will give a general overview of the handbook and Oju R. Wilson, one of the authors, will make specific emphasis on the issue of the rights of juveniles who have been in conflict with the law.
It is also expected that the national coordinator of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), one of the LAWLCA partners, and the president of the Sierra Leone Bar Association will make statements.