Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section M. Right to appeal
Sierra Leone’s Geneva Conventions Act (2012) states:
8. Appeal by a protected prisoner or a protected internee.
(1) Where a protected prisoner of war or a protected internee has been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two years or more, the time within which that person must give notice of appeal or notice of application for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any enactment be the period from the date of conviction, or in the case of an appeal against sentence, of sentencing, to the expiration of 10 days after the date on which the person receives a notice given –
(a) in the case of a protected prisoner of war, by an officer of the Armed Forces; or
(b) in the case of a protected internee by the officer in charge of the prison in which the protected internee is confined; that the protecting power has been notified of his conviction and sentence.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply if there was no protecting power at the time of the conviction or sentence.
(3) Where an appeal is pending –
(a) the court shall not make an order in respect of the restitution of property or the payment of compensation to an aggrieved person; and
(b) any law in respect of the revesting of property shall not apply.