Sierra Leone: Special Court for Sierra Leone. A historic decision to reject amnesty for crimes under international law

Sierra Leone: Special Court for Sierra Leone. A historic decision to reject amnesty for crimes under international law

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Index Number: AFR 51/006/2004
Date Published: 18 March 2004
Categories: Africa, Sierra Leone

Amnesty International welcomed the historic decision by the Special Court for Sierra Leone adopted on 13 March 2004 to refuse to recognize the applicability of a national amnesty for crimes against humanity and war crimes. This brief paper gives background on the Court and discusses Amnesties for violators.


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