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Sierra Leone: Special Court for Sierra Leone. A historic decision to reject amnesty for crimes under international law

, Index number: AFR 51/006/2004

Amnesty International welcomed the historic decision by the Special Court for Sierra Leone adopted on 13 March 2004 to refuse to recognize the applicability of a national amnesty for crimes against humanity and war crimes. This brief paper gives background on the Court and discusses Amnesties for violators.

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