Exploring the Relationship Between the Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone

ICTJ; Marieke Wierda, Priscilla Hayner, Paul van Zyl
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This paper explores practical issues regarding the relationship between the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Special Court (SC) in Sierra Leone. It looks at: 1) the legal relationship of the Commission and the Court; 2) the question of whether the TRC information should be disclosed to the Court; 3) protective measures (in the case of disclosure); 4) whether other means of collaboration between the Court and the Commission are appropriate; and 5) mutual adjustments of operations.