The Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Charles Chernor Jalloh
Florida International University College of Law
Vincent O. Nmehielle
University of the Witwaterstrand - Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 30, p. 107, 2006
University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
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.
Date posted: July 25, 2009