posted by Anonymous
on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 18:30
The Editorial Team is appreciative of the good reviews and accolades it received from the HRCSL staff and the public when it produced and widely disseminated the maiden edition of this Newsletter.
This second edition is produced at a time when the Commission’s relevance as a credible and independent NHRI has been underlined by the International Coordination Committee (ICC) with the award of an ‘A’ status accreditation, in recognition of its commitment to its core mandate, which is the promotion and protection of human rights for all in Sierra Leone.
With such a prestige comes a heap of responsibilities. The editorial team is committed to ensuring that this newsletter continues to be a vehicle through which the HRCSL will continue to propagate human rights messages that will contribute to changing the human rights landscape of this country, from one in which disregard for human rights tenets was the norm, to one in which respect for the rule of law and fundamental freedoms is the vogue.
This will certainly not be actualized in the absence of sustained and rigorous public education and outreach endeavors. This is why the editorial team takes seriously its role as an additional outlet through which the Commission reaches out to its reading public.
We invite our partners and the public to send in articles or share experiences with the wider audience in Sierra Leone and beyond.