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1 Introduction The successful completion of the work of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) will be one of the most remarkable achievements since the revival of the concept of individual responsibility for serious international crimes in the early 1990s. In particular, the SCSL

In: International Criminal Law Review
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. It has tried various persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the latter half of the Sierra Leonean armed conflict. It completed its work in December 2013. A new Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Freetown and with offices in The Hague, has been created to carry out its essential “residual” functions.
This magnificent set of 4 volumes of Law Reports, which consists of multiple books and various CD-ROMs, and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone Court, was begun in 2012. Its completion in 2020 means that the gap of a single and authoritative reference source for the tribunal’s jurisprudence has now been filled. The 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, and anyone seeking an accurate record of the trials conducted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

N.B.: This title is a set consisting of a number of prior publications. The hardback set only contains a CD-ROM with the decisions that are reproduced in the book and the trial transcripts.
The e-book versions do not and can only be bought per volume, not as a set.
Volume IV: Prosecutor v. Sankoh, Bockarie, Sesay, Kallon, Gbao (The RUF Case)
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. It has tried various persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the latter half of the Sierra Leonean armed conflict. It completed its work in December 2013. A new Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Freetown and with offices in The Hague, has been created to carry out its essential “residual” functions.
This volume, which consists of three books and a CD-ROM and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone Court, completes the set of edited Law Reports started in 2012. Together, the Law Reports fill the gap of a single and authoritative reference source of the tribunal’s jurisprudence. The 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, and anyone seeking an accurate record of the trials conducted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

N.B.: The hardback copy of this title contains a CD-ROM with the decisions that are reproduced in the book and the trial transcripts.
The e-book version does not.
Author: Charles Jalloh
The Special Court for Sierra Leone was established by a unique bilateral treaty between the United Nations and Sierra Leone in early 2002, making it the third modern ad hoc international criminal tribunal. The Special Court is currently trying nine persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for allegedly bearing "greatest responsibility" for serious violations of international and Sierra Leonean law that occurred after 30 November 1996. This volume presents, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of legal texts and instruments forming the normative legal framework underpinning the work of the Special Court. It fills the void for a handy sourcebook of the Special Court's primary and secondary legal texts and is intended for use primarily by the judges, lawyers, academics and other practitioners in the Special Court and other hybrid and international tribunals, including the permanent International Criminal Court.
Volume III: Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor (The Taylor Case)
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 various persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for allegedly bearing "greatest responsibility" for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the latter half of the Sierra Leonean armed conflict. It completed its work in December 2013. A new Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Freetown and with offices in The Hague, has been created to carry out its essential “residual” functions.
This volume, which consists of three books and a CD-ROM and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone court, presents, 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 case Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor. The Taylor case is the jewel in the crown of the SCSL, as it was the first ever trial and conviction of a former African head of state for crimes committed in a neighboring state. It is also one of a handful of such significant cases in international criminal law.
The Taylor Law Report contains the full text of all substantive judicial decisions, including the majority, separate and concurring as well as dissenting opinions and probably the longest trial judgment ever issued by an international criminal court. It additionally provides relevant information for a better understanding of the case, such as the indictments, a list of admitted exhibits and a list of documents on the case file.
This book set, which is the third in a series of edited law reports that follows volume 1 (on Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu – the so-called “AFRC case” published in November 2012) and volume 2 ( Prosecutor v. Norman, Fofana and Kondewa – the “CDF case” published in March 2014) seeks to capture the entire jurisprudential legacy of the tribunal, fills the gap for a single and authoritative reference source of the tribunal’s jurisprudence. These law reports, the last volumes of which will be published in 2015 and 2016, 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 as well as anyone seeking an accurate record of the trials conducted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

N.B.: The hardback copy of this title contains a CD-ROM with the scanned decisions that are reproduced in the book and the trial transcripts.
The e-book version does not.
Author: Ciara Damgaard

The Special Court for Sierra Leone: Challenging the Tradition of Impunity for Gender-based Crimes? CIARA DAMGAARD* Abstract. The focus of this article is the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the extent to which it can be said that the Special Court has already challenged, or will, in the

In: Nordic Journal of International Law
Editor: Cyril Laucci
The Special Court for Sierra Leone was created in 2002 to prosecute “persons who bear the greatest responsibility” for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law in Sierra Leone since 30 November 1996. It started delivering decisions in March 2003 and should complete its work by the end of 2007.
The present Digest is a collection of the most relevant abstracts of decisions and orders rendered by Chambers – Trial Chambers, Appeals Chamber, President – between March 2003 and 31 December 2005. 548 public decisions have been reviewed for its preparation. The abstracts have been selected on the basis of their relevance to the interpretation and application of the Statute and Rules of Procedure and Evidence or of their importance in the development of international criminal law.
This Digest is devised as a tool for practitioners of international law and academics, which will assist them in discovering the substantial work of the Special Court.
Author: Kathryn Howarth

International Criminal Law Review 8 (2008) 399–422 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/157181208X308745 www.brill.nl/icla International Criminal Law Review Th e Special Court for Sierra Leone – Fair Trials and Justice for the Accused and Victims Kathryn Howarth 1 Barrister at 36

In: International Criminal Law Review
Volume I: Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu (The AFRC Case)
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 various persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for allegedly bearing "greatest responsibility" for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the latter half of the Sierra Leonean armed conflict.

This volume, which consists of two books and a DVD and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone court, presents, 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 case Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu. It contains the full text of all substantive judicial decisions, including the majority, separate and concurring as well as dissenting opinions. It additionally provides relevant information for a better understanding of the case, such as the indictments, a list of admitted exhibits and a list of documents on the case file.

The book, which is only the first in a series of edited law reports that will capture the entire jurisprudential legacy of the tribunal, fills the gap for a single and authoritative reference source of the tribunal’s jurisprudence. It is intended for national and international judges, lawyers, academics, students and other researchers as well as transitional justice practitioners in courts, tribunals and truth commissions as well as anyone seeking an accurate record of the trials conducted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

N.B.: The hardback copy of this title contains a DVD with documents. The e-book version does not.
Author: Phoebe Knowles

The Power to Prosecute: the Special Court for Sierra Leone from a Defence Perspective 1 PHOEBE KNOWLES 2 Abstract The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) is a unique attempt by the international community to respond to conflict via a hybrid, in situ tribunal. In the Court’s creation and

In: International Criminal Law Review