Supreme Court of Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone Supreme Court
Freetown Court 1984.jpg
Sierra Leone Supreme Court building
Established 1960
Country Sierra Leone

Siaka Stevens Street

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Authorized by Constitution of Sierra Leone
Number of positions Five Supreme Court Justices
Chief Justice of Sierra Leone
Currently Abdulai Hamid Charm
Since 2016

The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone is the highest court in Sierra Leone. It has final jurisdiction in all civil, criminal, and constitutional cases within Sierra Leone, and its decisions cannot be appealed. The Supreme Court has the exclusive constitutional power to overturn ruling of lower courts within the jurisdiction of Sierra Leone. The Supreme Court, along with the Court of Appeals, High Court of Justice, and magistrate courts form the Judicial branch of the Government of Sierra Leone.

The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone consists of Supreme Court justices, headed by the Chief Justice. The Judges are nominated by the president of Sierra Leone and must be confirmed by the Parliament of Sierra Leone by at least 60% majority vote in order to take office.[1].

The Supreme Court building, known as Law Court, is located on Siaka Stevens Street in the Central business district in Downtown Freetown.

Current Sierra Leone Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Chief Justices[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana v. The Attorney-General Minister of Justice and Victor Bockarie Foh, [2015 SLSC Sierra Leone S.C. 4/2015] (SC 2015-09-09).
  2. ^ a b c "Supreme Court Judges Sworn to Office". The Republic of Sierra Leone State House. Freetown, Sierra Leone. 2014-12-19. Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  3. ^ Blyden, Sylvia (2009-01-23). "In Sierra Leone, Justice Hamilton Sworn Into Supreme Court". Awareness Times Newspaper. Freetown, Sierra Leone. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
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  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 41727. p. 3698. 1959-06-13.
  6. ^,3381150&hl=en The Glasgow Herald - Jun 21, 1929
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28522. p. 6061. 1911-08-15.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 29671. p. 7094. 1916-07-18.

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