Sierra Leone

Is selling sex criminalised?

Selling sex is legal and can find no record of ancillary activites being criminalised. Many sex workers are however arrested under loitering laws.

Is buying sex criminalised?

No

Is organising/managing criminalised?

Yes - under the Sexual Offences Act 2012 it is illegal for a person to intentionally cause or incite another person to become a 'prostitute' or to control their activites for gain.

What other laws are used disproportionately against sex workers?

Yes police loitering laws to target sex workers.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?

No

Is there mandatory registration?

No

Is sex work recognised as work?

No

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?

No

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