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Sierra Leone: No one to turn to: Women's lack of access to justice in Sierra Leone (includes amendments)

, Index number: AFR 51/011/2005

Amnesty International considers the discrimination women suffer and their lack of access to justice in Sierra Leone to be of serious and urgent concern. This briefing paper provides an overview of the barriers that women face in accessing justice that Amnesty International found on a recent visit and includes recommendations to address them. The briefing paper, to be followed by a longer report in 2006, specifically targets participants of the Stakeholders Conference on Human Rights, being held in Freetown, Sierra Leone from the 6-8 December 2005.

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