The Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 30, p. 107, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series

18 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2009  

Charles Chernor Jalloh

Florida International University College of Law

Vincent O. Nmehielle

University of the Witwaterstrand - Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) is the first independent, hybrid or 'nationalized' international criminal tribunal and also the first to be located in the same country as the theater of conflict. As such, it has an unusual opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for the people of Sierra Leone. This article, from two insiders, examines the SCSL’s foray into this hitherto uncharted area and the significance of its early steps for other ad hoc and permanent international criminal tribunals.

Keywords: Special Court for Sierra Leone, SCSL, international criminal tribunal, international criminal court, international criminal law, legacy of international criminal tribunals, impact of international criminal tribunals.

Suggested Citation

Jalloh, Charles Chernor and Nmehielle, Vincent O., The Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (2006). Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 30, p. 107, 2006; University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1438718

Charles Chernor Jalloh (Contact Author)

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Vincent O. Nmehielle

University of the Witwaterstrand - Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management ( email )

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Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000
South Africa

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