The State House, in it’s Press release today has appointed, Justice Abdulai Charm as the new Chief Justice.
Until his appointment, He has been a Judge of the High Court of Sierra Leone since June 2011.
From 2010-2011 he was a private practitioner in Freetown. From 2003-2010 he worked for Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority, as Principal Collector, Board Secretariat and Legal Affairs (2003-2005); as Deputy Commissioner, Board Secretariat and Board Secretary (2005-2007); and as Director of Policy and Legal Affairs (2007-2010).
From 2002-2003, he was Director of Litigation for the Lawyers Centre for Legal Assistance (LAWCLA). From January 2002 to October 2003 he was a lawyer in private practice. From 1992-2001 he worked for the Director of Public Prosecutions Division, Law Officers’ Department, first as State Counsel and after 1999 as Senior State Counsel. Justice Charm received an LLB in 1990 from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and a B.L. in 1991 from the Sierra Leone Law School.
In 2000 he received an LL.M in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He was appointed a Judge of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone in 2013.