The Special Court for Sierra Leone Under Scrutiny

6/2/2011

ICTJ; Tom Perriello, Marieke Wierda

This case study provides basic information and policy analysis on the Special Court for Sierra Leone. It aims to help guide policymakers establishing and implementing similar mechanisms. The Court broke new ground in terms of narrowly focusing on those bearing the greatest responsibility for human rights abuses, allowing for a limited and efficient approach. However, the court faces significant challenges in terms of impact, legitimacy, fairness, and overall efficiency.

Date published: 
3/1/2006
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