Nelaeva 2013 Prosecutions

Title Information

Author: Galina A. Nelaeva

Title: The Politics of Wartime Rape Prosecutions in Sierra Leone Special Court

Subtitle: -

Journal: Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences

Volume: 6

Issue: 10

Year: October 2013

Pages: 1443-1449

ISSN: 1997-1370 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

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

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Link: Siberian Federal University (Free Access)

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Abstract: »Out of all quasi-international tribunals established in the 1990-2000 by the international community the Sierra Leone Special Court stands out when it comes to prosecution of rape and sexual crimes committed during the civil war in the country. The court, which combines both international and national elements, was established by the United Nations upon request from the Sierra Leonean government in 2002. The article looks at the background surrounding the establishment of the tribunal as well as factors that enabled prosecution of wartime rape and sexual assaults within that tribunal.« (Source: Journal of Siberian Federal University)


  Background: wartime rape in the Sierra Leonean context (p. 1443)
  Establishing the Special Court for Sierra Leone (p. 1444)
  The role of non-judicial mechanisms in addressing wartime rape and sexual violence (p. 1446)
  Conclusion (p. 1447)
  References (p. 1448)

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

Added: December 28, 2013 – Last updated: December 6, 2014