UN-backed court for Sierra Leone appoints Kenyan jurist as appeals judge
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||27 February 2012|
|Cite as||UN News Service, UN-backed court for Sierra Leone appoints Kenyan jurist as appeals judge, 27 February 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f5398d02.html [accessed 18 April 2014]|
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Mr. Waki took his oath of office today at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in the West African country's capital, Freetown, before the tribunal's registrar Binta Mansaray and the President of the court Jon Kamanda.
The Special Court is an independent tribunal established jointly by Sierra Leone's Government and the UN in 2002. It is mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for atrocities committed in Sierra Leone after 30 November 1996.
The trial of Mr. Taylor is continuing in a chamber of the court sitting in The Hague in the Netherlands for security reasons.