Sierra Leone

Name of law: The Right to Access Information Act, 2013 First adopted: 2013 Last modified: n/a RTI Rating last updated: n/a


Areas of Strength: 1. Very broad scope. 2. Strong promotional measures 3. The procedures for both requesting information and appealing non-compliance are clear and generally in line with international standards. Areas for Improvement: 1. No statements calling for a broad interpretation of the law, or stressing the importance of the right to information 2. The law does not state that its standards trump any conflicting legislation 3. Several exceptions are overbroad or illegitimate