The recently released Human Rights report for 2012 of the Human Rights Commission has said in their recommendations, that the Government should repeal the Seditious Libel provisions in the 1965 Public Order Act and also enact the Access to Information bill which was introduced in Parliament two years ago.

In the report, it was stated that freedom of expression is guaranteed by article 19 of the International Convention on Civil and Political rights and the universal declaration of human rights, article 9 of the African Charter on Human and People’s rights and section 25 of the 1991 constitution of Sierra Leone.