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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/SLE/CO/1, 25 March 2014: Sierra Leone

11. The Committee is concerned that the State party lacks any constitutional or statutory provision expressly prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, and that same sex relationships between consenting adults are criminalized by law. The Committee notes with concern the prevalence of stereotypes and prejudices against lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.3, 28 February 2014: Sierra Leone

380. JUA 20/06/2013 Case no: SLE 1/2013 State reply: none to date Alleged physical attack and threats against a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT) rights defender. Observations 381. The Special Rapporteur wishes to express her regret that, at the time of the finalisation of this report, the Government had not responded to the […]

Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Sierra Leone, E/CN.4/2005/113, February 2, 2005

B. The right to life and security of the person 8. Recent months have witnessed a spate of unresolved killings in Freetown and in the regions, especially of women. In September 2004, a well-known lesbian activist, Fanny Ann Eddy, was murdered in Freetown allegedly for her sexual orientation and outspokenness in support of gay and […]