The Special Court for Sierra Leone: Challenging the Tradition of Impunity for Gender-Based Crimes?

Citation:

Damgaard, Ciara. 2004. “The Special Court for Sierra Leone: Challenging the Tradition of Impunity for Gender-Based Crimes?” Nordic Journal of International Law 73 (4): 485–503.

Author: 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 future, challenge the tradition of impunity for gender-based crimes. In this regard, an analysis is undertaken of the Special Court’s Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and practice to date, in order to determine its treatment of gender-based crimes and whether it can be said that the Special Court for Sierra Leone challenges the tradition of impunity for gender-based crimes.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Gender, Women, Girls, Gender-Based Violence, Justice, Impunity, International Tribunals & Special Courts, Sexual Violence, SV against women Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

Year: 2004

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