Constitutional law involves cases in two areas: civil liberties (Sierra Leone’s 1991 Constitution) and division and exercise of powers. Sometimes governments pass laws or act in a manner that may, in fact, be contrary to the Sierra Leone constitution. Examples of potentially unconstitutional laws or actions include regulations that unreasonably restrict freedom of expression, religion, equality, or the right to life, liberty and security of the person. Constitutional cases are typically complex and may involve litigation all the way up to the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone.
We have expertise in:
* Bringing an application challenging the constitutionality of a law or government action before a court or tribunal.
* Providing opinions on the constitutionality of government laws, regulations, policies and conduct.
* Representing intervener groups and formulating strategies to work with allied groups and individuals.