Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL)

Tribunal spécial pour la Sierra Léone

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2002-01-16 Freetown Sierra Leone


Established 16 Jan 2002, Freetown (Sierra Leone), by an agreement between A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) and the Government of Sierra Leone, pursuant to resolution 1315 (2000) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC of 14 Aug 2000. Seat was in Sierra Leone. After the last appeal judgement, 26 Sep 2013, the court closed and transitioned to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.


Try those who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and the laws of Sierra Leone, committed since 30 Nov 1996.


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Trial Chamber, consisting of 3 judges; Appeals Chamber, consisting of 5 judges; Office of the Prosecutor; Registry.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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