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Title:The Sierra Leone Special Court and its legacy: the impact for Africa and international criminal law
Editor:Jalloh, Charles ChernorISNI
City of publisher:Cambridge
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:1107029147; 9781107029149; 1107454115; 9781107454118; 1107464978; 9781107464971; 1107472083; 9781107472082
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:special courts
international criminal courts
offences against human rights
international criminal law
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Abstract:The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) is the third modern international crime tribunal supported by the UN and the first to be situated where the crimes were committed. This book, which was inspired by a conference held at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in April 2012, critically assesses the impact and legacy of the SCSL for Africa and international criminal law. The thirty-six chapters analyse cutting-edge and controversial issues, including joint criminal enterprise, the novel crime against humanity of forced marriage, the war crime prohibiting enlisting and using child soldiers, the prosecution of the war crime of attacks against UN peacekeepers, the tension between truth commissions and criminal trials, and the question of whether it is permissible under international law for States to unilaterally confer blanket amnesties to local perpetrators of universally condemned international crimes. The chapters are grouped into eight parts: 1. The expectations of the Sierra Leone Tribunal (chapters by Vivian Grosswald Curran, Alison Smith, Peter Penfold); 2. Approach to individual criminal responsibility (Simon M. Meisenberg, Wayne Jordash and Scott Martin, Sandesh Sivakumaran, Harmen van der Wilt, René Provost, Ilias Bantekas); 3. Approach to substantive international crimes (Michael P. Scharf, Sidney Thompson, Valerie Oosterveld, Roberta Arnold, Alhagi B.M. Marong); 4. Approach to challenging issues in international criminal law (Leila Nadya Sadat, Micaela Frulli, Cecile Aptel, Noah Benjamin Novogrodsky, Margaret M. deGuzman); 5. Funding, process, and cooperation (Sara Kendall, Chacha Bhoke Murungu, Amy E.DiBella, Jennifer Easterday, Shakiratu Sanusi, Alpha Sesay); 6. Institutional innovations in the practice of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Stuart Ford, Vincent O. Nmehielle, Sareta Ashraph, Kenneth S. Gallant); 7. Special challenges facing the Sierra Leone Tribunal (Charles Chernor Jalloh, Lansana Gberie, Annie Gell); 8. The impact and legacy of the Sierra Leone Tribunal (Viviane E. Dittrich, Mohamed A. Bangura, Linda E. Carter, Theresa M. Clark). [ASC Leiden abstract]