Civil Administration Reform: Abidjan Peace Agreement

ARTICLE 16

The Parties agree that the standards of accountability, integrity and probity in the public services of Sierra Leone shall be raised. To that end, immediate steps shall be taken to establish the office of Ombudsman to promote the implementation of a professional code of ethics, and the integrity and patriotism of all public servants. It shall also seek to eradicate all forms of corruption.

Implementation History

1996

No Implementation

No reforms regarding training for public sector employees took place this year. Nor were any offices established for that purpose.1 

  • 1. "Sierra Leone rebels come to capital for talks," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 19, 1996.
1997

No Implementation

No reforms regarding training for public sector employees took place from January to May. On May 26, 1997, RUF forces and AFRC forces toppled Sierra Leone's government. President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah fled into exile in Guinea.2 

  • 2. "Sierra Leone coup leader claims power," The Independent (London), May 26, 1997, 13.
1998

No Implementation

In 1998, the former government ousted the RUF/AFRC government. RUF and the former government returned to full scale civil war this year.3

Coding for this case ceased on December 31, 1998.

  • 3. "Uppsala Conflict Data Program," Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research, accessed June 3, 2011, www.ucdp.uu.se/database.