Monday 17th June 2024

Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone

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The Sierra Leone Peace Museum

The Peace Museum, located at the site of the Special Court on Jomo Kenyatta Road, is a legacy project of the Special Court. The Museum houses the electronic archives of the Special Court, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other institutions, as well as artefacts and narratives of Sierra Leone’s civil conflict. The site also contains a Peace Bridge and a memorial, designed by local Sierra Leonean artists.


The Sierra Leone Legal Information Institute, or SierraLii, was initially founded as a legacy project of the Special Court’s Office of the Prosecutor. It brings together the Sierra Leone judiciary, Parliament, and the Special Court to post the country’s jurisprudence online.

Those researching the Special Court may also be interested in viewing the websites of other international tribunals, such as the ICTR, the ICTY, the ICC, the EEEC, and the STL.

Impact and Legacy Survey for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, August 2012. An independent survey conducted by No Peace Without Justice and its civil society partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia on perceptions of the Special Court’s impact and legacy in those two countries.
August 2012

Bridging the Gap: Ensuring the Lasting Legacy of the Sierra Leone Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Published by the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham.
Published in 2004

Peace, justice and reconciliation in Sierra Leone: A survey of knowledge and attitudes towards transitional institutions in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

Produced by the BBC World Service Trust, International Center for Transitional Justice, and Search for Common Ground.
August 2008

The Special Court for Sierra Leone: Outreach, Legacy and Impact
February 2008 , War Crimes Research Group, Department of War Studies, Kings College London.

Campaign for Good Governance survey on attitudes toward the Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
March 2003

Ex-combatant views of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Produced by PRIDE, in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice.
September 2002