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This essay was initially prepared at the request of FIU Law Review for its micro-symposium on The Legal Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone by Charles C. Jalloh (Cambridge, 2020).

Charles Jalloh delivers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the
legacy—in law—of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). Through
compendious research and considerable personal experience, Jalloh tracks
the SCSL’s jurisprudential contributions and legal footprints upon a number
of doctrinal areas: child soldiering, forced marriage, immunities, personal
jurisdiction, and amnesties. Jalloh also examines the SCSL’s interface with
Sierra Leone’s truth commission. Indeed, the SCSL is among the few courts
that coexisted with other justice mechanisms rather than minimize them upon
the transitional landscape.



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