Book Review: The Legal Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (2020), ISBN-13: 978-1107178311, by Charles C. Jalloh

David C. Steelman
2022 International Journal for Court Administration  
This article reviews the book by Professor Charles C. Jalloh, The Legal Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press. In this book, the author examines the "hybrid" international/national criminal tribunal, known as the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which was created under a pathbreaking bilateral treaty between the United Nations (UN) and the country of Sierra Leone as a UN member state. Jalloh seeks to evaluate the contributions made
more » ... SCSL to the development of international criminal law. In particular, he assesses the scope and significance of SCSL legal contributions from its solutions to problems arising between its opening and the completion of its work in 2013, having to do with personal and temporal jurisdiction; gender crimes as crimes against humanity; recruitment of children as war crimes; head-of-state immunity; amnesty; and tensions between criminal tribunals and truth commissions.
doi:10.36745/ijca.433 fatcat:w2pbzowrl5cmxerh36ih3douw4