Special Court for Sierra Leone Monitoring Reports


Special Court for Sierra Leone Monitoring Reports

The Special Court for Sierra Leone Monitoring Reports are a collection of reports of the Court's proceedings written and researched by trial monitors stationed at the Special Court. The reports have been produced for the University of California, Berkeley's War Crimes Studies Center and are available on-line through the Center's [http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~warcrime/SL-archives.htm website] .

The monitors issue weekly reports on the trials, as well as special reports on various aspects of the justice process, including the treatment of charges of sexual violence, child witnesses, and the Defense Office. Researchers for the Center have also reported on the Gacaca courts of Rwanda. As noted above, the regional monitoring program will provide comprehensive analysis for the trials of Khmer Rouge leaders now in their early stages in Cambodia.

In addition to its trial monitoring project in Sierra Leone that commenced in June 2004, the Center is currently developing a regional monitoring program for the new Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). This program will include trial monitors from eight countries in the region as well as from the WCSC. Since 2003 the center has worked with the Indonesian Supreme Court in developing and implementing a training program for judges, prosecutors, and investigators in the Indonesian Human Rights Courts. In 2005, eleven United States Supreme Court Justices attended an international humanitarian law workshop co-sponsored by the WCSC and the East West Center (EWC), Honolulu. In 2006, the WCSC and EWC organized a "training the trainers" workshop for Indonesian Human Rights Court judges and prosecutors in Jakarta and participated in regional training workshops in Makassar.


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