The Special Court for Sierra Leone
The Special Court for Sierra Leone was set up jointly by the government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations. It is mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law, committed in the territory of Sierra Leone since November 30, 1996. Thirteen indictments were issued by the prosecutor in 2003. The trials of three former leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, two members of the Civil Defense Forces, and three former leaders of the Revolutionary United Front have been completed, including appeals. The trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor is in the defense phase at The Hague. This book describes the work of the Tribunal and presents the cases that have been brought before the court so far.
Publication Date: 4/1/2011