The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) receives a six-man delegation from the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

In their post about the engagement the HRCSL said that the purpose of the visit was to make a follow-up on the implementation of recommendations proffered to the government of Sierra Leone, following the submission of Sierra Leone’s initial report on the status of  implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in 2017.

The Team of experts was received by Patricia Narsu Ndanema, the Chairperson, staff from the Directorates of Gender and Children’s Affairs and Treaty Body Reporting & Other International Mechanisms.

The commission stated that the visit by the Committee of Experts was a significant opportunity for Sierra Leone to demonstrate its commitment to the protection of children’s rights.

They said that the findings of the delegation will be important in identifying areas where the government needs to improve its implementation of the Charter. Being an affiliate member of the committee the HRCSL is committed to working with the government and other stakeholders to ensure the full realization and enjoyment of the rights of all children in Sierra Leone.