The Law Reports Of The Special Court For Sierra Leone 2 Vols

Author: Charles Jalloh
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004221646
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The Law Reports Of The Special Court For Sierra Leone 2 Vols from the Author: Charles Jalloh. The Special Court for Sierra Leone was established through signature of a bilateral treaty between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone in early 2002, making it the third modern ad hoc international criminal tribunal. The tribunal has tried various persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for allegedly bearing "greatest responsibility" for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the latter half of the Sierra Leonean armed conflict. This volume, which consists of two books and a CD-ROM and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone court, presents, for the first time in a single place, a comprehensive collection of all the interlocutory decisions and final trial and appeals judgments issued by the court in the case Prosecutor v. Norman, Fofana and Kondewa (The CDF Case). It contains the full text of all substantive judicial decisions, including the majority, separate and concurring as well as dissenting opinions.

International Territorial Administration

Author: Ralph Wilde
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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International Territorial Administration from the Author: Ralph Wilde. The book is the first comprehensive treatment of the reasons why international organizations have engaged in territorial administration, from the League of Nations in Danzig during the inter-war period, to the UN in East Timor recently and Kosovo today. Moving beyond the fashionable and misleading use of terms like 'post-conflict reconstruction' and 'state-building' to describe the role of international territorial administration, this book engages in a complex analysis of the various purposes with which this activity has been associated, some of which - for example settling disputes over sovereignty - have nothing to do with perceived local incapacities for governance. The book goes beyond territorial administration by the UN, covering the conduct of this activity by international organizations generally, thereby analyzing lesser-known projects like the EU Administration in Mostar, 1994 - 6. It addresses instances of partial as well as plenary administration, such as the role of the Office of the High Representative in imposing legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1996. By revealing the complex and diverse range of objectives which international organizations have attempted to realize through territorial administration, and establishing the commonalities and differences between the administration projects in this respect, the book establishes the contours of an international policy institution, to rank alongside 'peacekeeping' and 'humanitarian intervention.' By doing so, it provides a framework through which some of the key questions relating to such projects, concerning legitimacy, authority and applicable law, can be addressed. It also reveals a secret history of international organizations throughout the 20th Century, complementing work on their role in managing relations between states by exposing their role within particular states and non-state territories, beyond the well-documented activity of peacekeeping by military forces.

Sierra Leone Beyond The Lome Peace Accord

Author: M. Mustapha
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023011153X
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Sierra Leone Beyond The Lome Peace Accord from the Author: M. Mustapha. The Lomé Peace Accord, signed in 1999, presented significant implications, challenges, and possibilities for post-conflict Sierra Leone, but the literature on post-conflict Sierra Leone only scantily addresses these issues. This project seeks to address the void in the literature on post-Lomé Sierra Leone.

Pluralism In International Criminal Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019100829X
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Pluralism In International Criminal Law from the Author: Elies van Sliedregt. Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.