Judiciary of Sierra Leone Communications, 2nd April, 2022: Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice who doubles as a Judge of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL), His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards has expressed his unwavering satisfaction about the implementation of the preservation and promotion of the legacy of the Residual Special Court Project.
According to the Hon. Chief Justice, the Project was funded by the Global Affairs Canada, the Department of the Canadian Government, which among other functions is tasked with leading Canadian’s International Development, Peace and Security assistance as well as other humanitarian support.
Referencing the Press Release issued by the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, dated 31st day of March, 2022, the Hon. Chief Justice said “it is most welcoming.”
“Madam Binta Mansaray’s work as Registrar cannot go unnoticed, as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone I am very proud of her leadership,” Hon. Chief Justice Edwards said.
Outlining the benefits of the Project, he told the Judiciary’s Communications team that it has been able to preserve the public archives of the Special Court for Sierra Leone with adequate information for the current and future generations yet unborn including researchers.
He said the newly designed Peace Museum has quality storage facility for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
He went further to explain that key among the improvements was the design and development of long-planned Memorial Garden to present a clear memory of the tragedy of the war from 19991 to 2002, and to further bring a refreshing memory of those who lost their lives. The production of Electronic Audio tour Guides to communicate to Museum visitors the Mandate and Work of the SCSL and the TRC; the establishment of a Mobile Exhibition to reach out to communities, universities and schools in the provinces who may not have access to the Museum in Freetown and finally to help promote Human Rights and the Rule of Law.
He used the occasion to thank the Government and people of Canada for their support in translating what many called a dream into reality.
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