Assessing the Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone: Introduction
The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law, Charles C. Jalloh, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp. 1-19.
20 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2015 Last revised: 9 Jun 2015
Date Written: May 28, 2015
In international criminal law circles today, the term "legacy" is pervasive. However, the word is typically undefined. In this chapter, I attempt to offer a new definition of legacy. Although developed in the context of the first comprehensive scholarly assessment of the possible impact of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, this understanding of legacy may be a useful starting point for the discussion of the "legacy" of other current and future international criminal courts.
Keywords: Legacy, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Contribution of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Charles Jalloh
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