Added: August 30, 2014 – Last updated: April 25, 2015


Author: Cecile Aptel

Title: Unpunished Crimes

Subtitle: The Special Court for Sierra Leone and Children

In: The Sierra Leone Special Court and its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law

Edited by: Charles Chernor Jalloh

Place: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 2014

Pages: 340-360

ISBN-13: 9781107029149 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781139248778 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Sierra Leonean History | Prosecution: Trials / Special Court for Sierra Leone; Types: Forced Marriage, Wartime Rape / Sierra Leone Civil War


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Author: Cecile Aptel, Fletcher School, Tufts University


  I. Introduction (p. 340)
  II. Conscripting or Enlisting Children under the Age of 15 Years into Armed Forces or Groups or Using Them to Participate Actively in Hostilities as a War Crime (p. 341)
    A. The Inclusion of the Crime in the Jurisdiction of the SCSL (p. 341)
    B. Early Focus on Those Responsible (p. 342)
    C. The Customary Nature of the Crime (p. 342)
  III. Juvenile Offenders (p. 348)
    A. The Inclusion of Juvenile Offenders in the Mandate (p. 348)
    B. The Use of Prosecutorial Discretion against the Prosecution of Juvenile Offenders: A Missed Opportunity? (p. 348)
  IV. The Many Other Crimes Endured by Children in Sierra Leone (p. 353)
    A. Additional Crimes Committed against "Child-Soldiers" (p. 353)
    B. Forced Marriage and Sexual Crimes against Girls (p. 355)
    C. Other Crimes against Other Children (p. 357)

Wikipedia: Wartime sexual violence: Sierra Leone Civil War, Special Court for Sierra Leone