Scsl Agreement

On 16 January 2002, the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone signed an agreement establishing the Tribunal. Sierra Construction Systems, the largest construction company in Sierra Leone, was tasked with building the building to house the court. The first employees arrived in Freetown in July 2002. [citation needed] [6] The RSCSL is funded, like the SCSL, by voluntary contributions from the international community, but the agreement allows it to look for other means of funding. The RSCSL has an oversight committee that assists in obtaining appropriate resources and provides advice and policy guidance on the out-of-court aspects of the Court of Justice. This article provides an overview of the Special Residual Tribunal for Sierra Leone (RSCSL), created by an agreement between the United Nations organization and the Government of Sierra Leone, to carry out the main residual functions of the Special Court for Sierra Leone at the time of its closure. The RSCSL represents the commitment of the United Nations, the Government of Sierra Leone and the international community, the continued protection of witnesses, the proper execution of those convicted by the SCSL, the maintenance of respect for the rights of these persons by providing them with a robust judicial mechanism for the monitoring of convictions and convictions, and the absence of impunity for the only remaining CBSL refugee after the closure of the SCSL. If the RSCSL succeeds in meeting the challenges mentioned in this article, it will become an important pillar of the new architecture of international criminal justice. Kamara, Kanu and Bangura were also tried in June 2012. In September 2012, they were convicted of contempt of court. Canoe and Bangura were charged with two counts of „interfering in the administration of justice by offering a bribe to a witness“ and attempting to remove a witness who had testified before the Special Court. Kamara was convicted of trying to induce a witness to repeat the testimony he had already given. In October 2012, Kargbo, Kamara, Kanu and Bangura were sentenced to sentences ranging from 18 months in prison (suspended for Kargbo) to two years for charges of contempt raised by allegations of witness manipulation.

In March 2003, the prosecutor launched the first of 13 charges against leaders of the Revolutionary Unity Front (RUF), the Revolutionary Council of the Armed Forces (AFRC) and the Civil Defence Forces (CDF) and the then Liberian President, Charles Taylor. Internal Rules and Regulations, adopted on January 16, 2002 (RPR, mutatis mutandis), amended on March 7, 2003. , in a bewildered way. May 14, 2007, as amended on November 19, 2007, from May 27, 2008, as amended on May 28, 2010, in the May 31, 2012 version. The Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone was established in 2002 following a request by the Government of Sierra Leone to the United Nations to establish a „special tribunal“ to deal with serious crimes against civilians and UN peacekeepers during the country`s decades of civil war (1991-2002). In April 2012, more than 40 states contributed to the court`s work, with Nigeria being the largest African contributor. In 2004, 2011 and 2012, the SCSL received grants from the United Nations. [8] Richard Falk criticized the trial, arguing that Western powers selectively pursued only war criminals who were against Western interests.

He also pointed out that the United States has denied the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for its citizens. [81] Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been accused of involvement in the civil war. Taylor was initially charged in 2003,[68] but was granted asylum in Nigeria after fleeing Liberia. In March 2006, Taylor fled his home in Nigeria and was arrested at the border with Cameroon.