Academic Resources (3 Matches)
Source: Penelope Van Tuyl, War Crimes Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley This report analyzes the individual actors and institutional forces that caused and facilitated procedural breaches in the Prosecution's investigation and the following legal proceedings at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. It concludes that reform is needed in the following areas to avoid these mistakes in the future: the scope and clarity of the Prosecutor's affirmative professional duties, the form and extent of investigative training, and leadership, supervision and internal oversight provisions.
Source: Vivek Maru, The Yale Journal of International LawThis essay argues that the institution of the paralegal offers a promising methodology of legal empowerment that fits between legal education and legal representation, one that maintains a focus on achieving concrete solutions to people?s justice problems but employs, in addition to litigation, the more flexible, creative tools of social movements. The largest part of this essay reflects in detail on the experience of an experimental community-based paralegal program in Sierra Leone.
Source: University of Virginia Law School, Human Rights Study ProjectThis document examines Sierra Leone's government, legal system, and rule of law, particularly the role of international justice in reforming the judicial and security sector. The report includes interviews with the United Nations, Sierra Leoneans, non-governmental organizations, and Special Court officials. Findings include a need to strengthen governance in the above areas.
Source: United Nations News CentreThis release publicizes a training exercise carried out by human rights officers with the United Nations (UN) mission in Sierra Leone to improve the standard of monitoring of prison conditions across the country. Various government and non-governmental groups participated in the training, which was part of a series of trainings organized by the UN in response to a countrywide assessment in 2006 showing a need for awareness-raising on the issue.
Source: United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)This release publicizes a consultative forum on the legal and justice system in Sierra Leone, bringing together stakeholders to discuss existing problems, and make effective recommendations for reform.
Source: United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)This release publicizes a global campaign to raise awareness about gender based violence from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th to International Human Rights Day on December 1. In Sierra Leone the campaign is celebrated with awareness raising workshops on legal rights, public advocacy and fundraising throughout the country.