The Law Reform Commission of Sierra Leone is an independent institution established by the Law Reform Commission Act, 1994 (No. 17 of 1994) as amended by the National Provisional Ruling Council Decrees (Repeal and Modification) Act, 1996 (No.3 of 1996).



As an independent entity, the Commission has a statutory mandate to select any area of the law for review, without reference to any authority or body.


The Commission strives to act with impartiality and objectivity in carrying out its statutory functions, both in the selection of law reform projects and making proposals for law reform.

Rule of Law

The Commission ensures that its reviews would strengthen the operations of the justice system, promote good governance, access to justice and protect human rights.


In carrying out its review projects, the Commission encourages the participation of the general public by way of consultative seminars, interviews, focus group discussions, and surveys, so that their diverse views and suggestions can be captured.

Additionally, in choosing members of sub-committees, the Commission co-opts stakeholders with the relevant knowledge and expertise in the area of law under review so that they can make meaningful contributions to sub-committee's deliberations and proposals.


The Commission strives to develop and maintain the professionalism of its staff by supporting them in building their knowledge, skills, competence, and ethical values through various learning initiatives.

The Commission also encourages all members of staff to work as a team, thereby maximising internal synergy which, in turn, increases the quality and efficiency of the Commission’s output.

Driven by National Development Aspirations

A central consideration in the Commission’s review process is to select projects and make recommendations that contribute significantly to attaining the national development goals, set out currently in the “New Direction” Agenda.