The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Vol. I: Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu (The AFRC Trial)
Martinus Nijhoff Brill, Netherlands, 2012, Charles C. Jalloh and Simon Meisenberg, eds.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 Last revised: 13 Nov 2013
The Special Court for Sierra Leone was established through signature of a bilateral treaty between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone in early 2002, making it the third modern ad hoc international criminal tribunal. The tribunal has tried a total of 8 suspects, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, who were found to bear "greatest responsibility" for the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the latter half of the Sierra Leonean armed conflict.
This volume on Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu (AFRC Trial), is the first in a law report series which so far consists of four books and two DVDs, presenting, for the first time in a single place, a comprehensive collection of all the interlocutory decisions and final trial and appeals judgments issued by the court in the cases involving Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu and Prosecutor v. Norman, Fofana and Kondewa (CDF Trial).
The series contains the full text of all substantive judicial decisions, including the majority, separate and concurring as well as dissenting opinions from both the Trial and Appeals Chambers. It additionally provides relevant information for a better understanding of the cases, such as the indictments, lists of exhibits admitted during the trials, lists of documents on the case file as well as an extensive bibliography containing the leading secondary literature on the Sierra Leone Tribunal.
Detailing the AFRC Trial, this book is part of a comprehensive series of edited reporters that will capture the entire jurisprudential legacy of the tribunal. It fills the gap for a single and authoritative reference source for the jurisprudence of one of the more notable ad hoc international criminal courts established since the trials of the Nazis in Germany after World War II. The SCSL law reports are intended for national and international judges, lawyers, academics, students and other researchers as well as transitional justice practitioners in courts, tribunals and truth commissions. It is a useful work for anyone seeking an accurate record of the trials conducted by the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Keywords: Special Court for Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Tribunal, case law, jurisprudence of international criminal courts, international criminal tribunal decisions, law reports of the Sierra Leone Special Court, AFRC Trial, CDF Trial
JEL Classification: K33, K14, K42
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