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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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The Sierra Leone Special Court and its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law

Edited by: Charles Chernor Jalloh

ISBN13: 9781107546004
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107029149

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The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) is the third modern international criminal tribunal supported by the United Nations and the first to be situated where the crimes were committed. This timely, important and comprehensive book is the first to critically assess the impact and legacy of the SCSL for Africa and international criminal law. Contributors include leading scholars and respected practitioners with inside knowledge of the tribunal, who analyze cutting-edge and controversial issues with significant implications for international criminal law and transitional justice. These include joint criminal enterprise; forced marriage; enlisting and using child soldiers; attacks against United Nations peacekeepers; the tension between truth commissions and criminal trials in the first country to simultaneously have the two; and the questions of whether it is permissible under international law for states to unilaterally confer blanket amnesties to local perpetrators of universally condemned international crimes.

International Criminal Law
Part I. The Expectations of the Sierra Leone Tribunal
Part II. Approach to Individual Criminal Responsibility
Part III. Approach to Substantive International Crimes
Part IV. Approach to Challenging Issues in International Criminal Law
Part V. Funding, Process and Cooperation
Part VI. Institutional Innovations in the Practice of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Part VII. Special Challenges Facing the Sierra Leone Tribunal
Part VIII. The Impact and Legacy of the Sierra Leone Tribunal.