- 2 July 2023
- Joan M.S Bull
Copyright is a legal concept that gives creators of intellectual property exclusive rights to the use, distribution, and sale of their work. The purpose of copyrights is to encourage creativity and to protect creators from the exploitation of their work by others. Although copyrights are necessary for protecting creators and the products of their creative labor, the length and scope of copyright terms can have an adverse effect on creativity
- 26 June 2023
- Samuel Ulric Betts
Compelled by this historical narrative, this article examines Sierra Leone’s environmental laws and regulations overlaid against the institutions empowered to implement and execute these laws intertwined with their responsibilities, government policies and the existing environmental infrastructure. The examination goes to the root of the need for and practice of effective environmental management and control which places unwavering insistence on collaborative efforts of both state and non-state actors in the fight for a safe, sustainable and eco-friendly environment.
Freedom of Movement on Election Day, Upholding Constitutional Rights: Will the Decision of the Supreme Court Be Upheld?
- 23 June 2023
- Francis Turay
Elections are a fundamental aspect of any democratic society, enabling citizens to exercise their right to choose their representatives. In Sierra Leone, as the general election approaches, it is essential to emphasize the importance of preserving the citizens' freedom of movement on election day. This article aims to draw the attention of the Government of Sierra Leone, particularly the Sierra Leone Police, to the inalienable right of freedom of movement that should not be inhibited on this crucial day.
Towards a defeating inequality: Protecting Workers against the Negative Effect of Modern Outsourcing Practices
- 23 June 2023
- Francis Ben Kaifala
As inequality deepens, many drivers exist. Outsourcing has become a popular labour practice among corporations. This article discusses its advent, extent and ramifications. It also suggests ways to ensure that it does not become more of harm to workers' rights than being beneficial - particularly in emerging economies like Sierra Leone where the legal and regulatory framework in the labour market may not be as prepared or robust as that of countries in the West who are mostly exporting it.