International Development Law Organization

Championing access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalized in Sierra Leone – Interview with Priscilla Schwartz

26 Jul 2019

IDLO spoke to Dr. Hon. Priscilla Schwartz – Sierra Leone’s first woman to be appointed Attorney General and Minister of Justice - on the sidelines of the Global Conference on SDG 16 held in Rome on 27-29 May 2019. She discussed how Sierra Leone has been championing access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalized, the justice challenges faced in the aftermath of 10 years of war, and how SDG 16 gave her country a platform to help showcase the strides taken towards achieving peaceful, just and inclusive societies. IDLO also asked her what she would say to young women professionals to encourage them to pursue a career path in justice.