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Lawyer Wara Serry-Kamal, Vows to Restore Integrity and Autonomy to the BAR

In a significant development within the legal community of Sierra Leone, legal practitioner Wara Serry-Kamal has formally submitted her candidacy for the presidency of the Sierra Leone BAR Association. With her campaign centered around a platform prioritizing unity and preserving the BAR's autonomy, Ms. Serry-Kamal intends to address critical issues affecting the legal profession.

The BAR Association, a pivotal entity responsible for upholding the rule of law and human rights, finds itself at a crucial juncture as its influence wanes. Against this backdrop, Ms. Serry-Kamal, armed with extensive experience in the legal arena, emerges as a formidable contender, emphasizing her commitment to core principles as the foundation of her candidacy.

Ms. Serry-Kamal candidly delineated the myriad challenges facing the current state of the BAR, including instances of police excesses, politicization of the profession, and perceived disparities in the administration of justice. In her passionate address, she underscored the urgent necessity for reform to restore the BAR's integrity and effectiveness.

The legal luminary outlined her campaign strategy, highlighting five key action areas aimed at revitalizing the BAR and strengthening its role as a guardian of legal standards and ethics.

Addressing a contentious issue regarding her perceived affiliation with the opposition, Ms. Serry-Kamal offered a candid response, affirming her unwavering commitment to justice. She acknowledged representing members of the opposition in court, attributing her actions to a sense of fairness and pride in her heritage. Her unequivocal stance reaffirmed her dedication to upholding the principles of fairness and impartiality within the legal realm.


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