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09 May 2012 by -

Interview with with Rosalind Shaw, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University, USA.*

By Janet Anderson, The Hague

[related-articles] Sierra Leone and Liberia experimented with very different paths to justice – restorative with truth commissions and retributive with the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) trials. How do local communities see this, following the Trial Chamber’s final conviction against former Liberian president Charles Taylor two weeks ago?

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11 November 2009 by -

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11 November 2009 by -

Eight persons convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) were transferred to Rwanda’s Mpanga prison last month, where they will begin serving sentences ranging from 15 to 52 years.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Those transferred include three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front, whose sentences were upheld on appeal three weeks ago. Also transferred were three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s Armed Forces Revolutionary Council and two former leaders of the Civil Defence Forces.

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11 November 2009 by Karl Dowling

The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Appeals Chamber upheld sentences for three former RUF leaders on October 26th. Wayne Jordash was lead defence counsel for Issa Hassan Sesay who received a sentence of 52 years. He spoke to IJT’s Karl Dowling.

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14 July 2010 by -

Former rebel leader Issa Hassan Sesay last week told the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) that his Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel group was not controlled by Charles Taylor. He also denied giving diamonds to the former Liberian president.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

Revolutionary United Front