In its drive to justice following a decade of civil war, Sierra Leone is betting on a special international court with strong national ties. The Special Court for Sierra Leone has already made five convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Now it is revving up for its biggest challenge: the next phase in the trial of Charles Taylor. This trial will be the true test of whether Sierra Leone's hybrid court will close the chapter on the atrocities that befell the West African country.
Commentary: A Healing Justice
July 16, 2008