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Victor Idrissa Lansana Esq.

Vice Chairperson


Commissioner Victor I. Lansana is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Superior Courts of Judicature of Sierra Leone and is the Vice Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone. He is an Associate Partner in the Law Firm of Tejan-Cole, Yillah & Bangura where he extensively practised law both in the criminal and civil courts until his appointment by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio in February 2019 to serve a five-year term as the Vice Chairman of the Commission.

He attended the Albert Academy Secondary School from whence he proceeded to Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English and later an LLB (Hons.) Degree. He also holds the Utter Barrister (Barrister-at-Law) Degree from the Sierra Leone Law School. He was appointed to serve as a lecturer in Communication skills / Foundation Studies at Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone from 2010 to 2016. He also taught at the Lebanese International School and the Government Model Senior Secondary School while serving as Examiner in English for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Commissioner Lansana is the Founder of the human right organization called Legal Aid for Consumers & Employees (LACE) which he established in 2015 to help address economic and labour injustices in the country. As a lawyer, he has rendered several pro bono legal services to vulnerable and indigent compatriots. He is quite interested in public interest litigations and has been involved in a number of them in courts. He valuably contributed to the preparation of the Legal Aid Board Handbook and has attended trainings and acquired relevant knowledge in both legal and human rights advocacies. He has also severally served as a facilitator at human rights trainings impacting knowledge in the field of human rights. Mr. Lansana is a social commentator who has authored several newspaper and social media articles on contemporary socio-political issues.

The Vice Chairman is someone with passion for the human rights work. He is a team player, accommodating but very discipline with a forward-looking mentality to succeed.

He is the Oversight Commissioner for the Directorate of Education, Communication and Training.

 

 

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