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Sierra Leone

Monthly Updates

August 2022

Between 10 and 12 August, protests against the rising cost of living broke out in three cities in Sierra Leone. Protestors are reported to have blocked roads, set fires, and thrown stones at police. In the resulting violence, six police officers and at least thirteen protestors were killed. The government responded by restricting Internet access and imposing a curfew.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
8 141 343
System of government
Presidential system
Head of government
President Julius Maada Bio
Head of government party
Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
First Past the Post
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
12.3%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2018
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
3.11
Head of state
President Julius Maada Bio
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
12/05/2021
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
78.83%
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Human Rights Treaties

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State Party State party
Signatory Signatory
No Action No action
United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
State Party
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
State Party
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
State Party
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
State Party
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
State Party
Convention on the Rights of the Child
State Party
International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Signatory
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
Signatory
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
State Party
International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
State Party
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
State Party
Equal Remuneration Convention
State Party
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
State Party
Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
State Party
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
State Party
Regional Treaties
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
State Party
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Early Warning System BETA

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Low risk of democratic breakdown Low risk of democratic breakdown (BETA)
Low risk of democratic backsliding Low risk of democratic backsliding (BETA)

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Representative government neutral Participatory engagement
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GSoD Indices

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