Two Ebola Survivors and Center for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) have filed a human right matter to the regional ECOWAS Court.
This was made known to the press last Friday at the Harry Yansanneh’s Hall in Freetown by the Executive Director of CARL, Ibrahim Tommy.
Tommy explained that aim of CARL is to promote human right through accountability by trying to seek justice on behalf of the people.
He said that the organization is a legacy of the special court as it was formed in 2004 to monitor the court adding that; “since the end of the war, they have championed the cause of the victims.”
“I am pleased to inform you that today, two Ebola Survivors and CARL have filed a complaint with the ECOWAS Court for violating their right to life and health,” Tommy maintained.
He revealed that two lawyers including a Sierra Leonean Lawyer, Michael Imran Khanu will be representing them in the court.
He stated that they want the government to look at the matter because they have a water tight case, pointing out that regardless of who is the President, the action is against the government of Sierra Leone.
“Government is continuity and will be bound by the orders of the court. Government should take a dispassionate view of things, read the application and respond,” he alluded.
The reason for which the Government was taken to court is the negligence and dereliction of duty which led to the death of billions of people during the Ebola scourge, which include lack of simple medical equipment like gloves for nurses.
The President of Ebola Survivors, Mohamed Kabbah lamented their situation, stating that “there is no standard medical care for Ebola survivors in the country.”