The debate which was held at the Sierra Leone Library Board with five Secondary Schools participating is part of series of activities undertaken by HRCSL in commemorating the International Human Rights Day Celebration on December 10th, 2017. Fatmata Binta Jalloh of the Annie Walsh Memorial School came first by defeating Amos Claudius Gordon from the Prince of Wales who came second, Abubakar Marrah from Saint Edwards Secondary School came third and Kelfala Kamara of the Government Model Secondary School came fourth and Evelyn T. Ahorney from the Saint Joseph’s Secondary School coming fifth.
The Judges graded the contestants based on their expressions, appearance, mastery of subject matter, composure and consistency.
Edmond Alpha from the National Electoral Commission, Emmanuel Satti from Amnesty International and Ibrahim Turay from Fourah Bay College human rights clinic served as judges.
The HRCSL on Friday 8th December 2017 continued with its activities to mark international human rights day with a panel discussion at the National Electoral Commission conference room.
HRCSL is partnering with the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone (UNCT), the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) to celebrate this years’ International Human Rights Day Celebration.