Michael Imran Kanu's article, ‘The Fight against Corruption in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Opportunities in the Jurisprudence’, has been published in an African Journal
Michael Imran Kanu's (IBL SJD candidate) article, ‘The Fight against Corruption in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Opportunities in the Jurisprudence’, has been published in the African Journal of International Criminal Justice (2016) 2 AJICJ 49. Kanu's article focuses on corruption control in Sierra Leone within the context of the country's progression in fighting public graft, from the initial high expectations in the passage of the Anti-Corruption Act in 2000 (in the immediate aftermath of the end of the civil conflict), to its inhibitions and limitations leading to an extensive amendment in 2008. The amended 2008 Act increased the prospect of accountability by public officers, through enhanced investigatory powers and criminal prosecution. The article offers a comprehensive analysis of the jurisprudence developed by the courts of superior judicature in Sierra Leone over 15 years, to underscore the substantive and procedural aspects to consider in strengthening corruption control through criminal deterrence in Sierra Leone. Kanu spent almost 5 years as a Prosecutor at the Anti-Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone.