The Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown and The Hague

Documents of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

 

Registry Press Releases Prosecution Press Releases SCSL Press Clippings
 

SCSL Documents

Special Court Agreement
Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, signed on 16 January 2002.

Special Court Agreement (2002) Ratification Act
Act of Sierra Leone's Parliament to ratify the Special Court Agreement.

The Special Court Agreement (2002) (Ratification) (Amendment) Act, 2002
Act of Sierra Leone's Parliament to amend the Special Court Agreement.

Special Court Statute
Statute of the Special Court, annexed to the Agreement (16 January 2002).

Headquarters Agreement
Headquarters Agreement Between the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Signed on 21 October 2003.

Rules of Procedure and Evidence
Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Adopted on 16 January 2002 (ICTR Rules, applicable mutatis mutandis), as amended on 7 March 2003, as amended on 1 August 2003, as amended on 30 October 2003, as amended on 14 March 2004, as amended on 29 May 2004, as amended 14 May 2005, as amended 13 May 2006, as amended 24 November 2006, as amended 14 May 2007, as amended 19 November 2007, as amended 27 May 2008, as amended 28 May 2010, as amended 16 November 2011, as amended 31 May 2012.

Rules of Detention
Rules Governing the Detention of Persons Awaiting Trial or Appeal before the Special Court for Sierra Leone or otherwise Detained under the Authority of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Rules of Detention), Adopted on 7 March 2003, as amended on 4 May 2004, as amended on 14 May 2005.

Practice Directions and Professional Codes of the Special Court

Practice Direction on the Conditional Early Release of Persons Convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone
1 October 2013

Practice Direction on the Structure of Grounds of Appeal Before the Special Court
1 July 2011

Practice Direction on the Procedure to be Followed Upon Request for a Special Court Convicted Person to Appear as a Witness
29 October 2009

Practice Direction for Designation of State for Enforcement of Sentence
10 July 2009

Practice Direction on Allowances for Witnesses and Expert Witnesses
Adopted on 16 July 2004

Practice Direction on Allowances for Witnesses and Expert Witnesses Testifying in The Hague
Adopted on 8 June 2007

Practice Direction Disclosure by the Prosecutor
Practice Direction on Disclosure by the Prosecutor Pursuant to Rule 66 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted 23 February 2004.

Practice Direction on Filing Documents
Practice Direction on Filing Documents before the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted on 27 February 2003, Amended on 1 June 2004, Amended 10 June 2005, Amended 16 January 2008.

Practice Direction on Dealing With Documents in The Hague - Sub-Office
Adopted on 16 January 2008.

Practice Direction on Filing Documents Under Rule 72
Practice Direction on Filing Documents under Rule 72 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence before the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted on 22 September 2003.

Practice Direction on the Procedure Following a Request by a State, etc.
Practice Direction on the Procedure Following a Request by a State, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or other Legitimate Authority to Take a Statement from a Person in the Custody of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted on 9 September 2003, Amended on 4 October 2003.

Directive on the Assignment of Counsel
Directive on the Assignment of Counsel, Adopted on 1 October 2003.

Practice Direction for Certain Appeals
Practice Direction for Certain Appeals before the Special Court, Adopted 30th September 2004.

Practice Direction on filing Amicus Curiae applications
Practice Direction on filing Amicus Curiae applications pursuant to Rule 74 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted 20 October 2004.

Practice Direction on the Internal Functioning of Trial Chamber I
Practice Direction on the Internal Functioning of Trial Chamber I, 26 October 2005.

Practice Direction on the Internal Functioning of Trial Chamber II
Practice Direction on the Internal Functioning of the Trial Chamber (Trial Chamber II), 26 October 2005.

Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel
Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel with the Right of Audience before the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted 14 May 2005. as amended 13 May 2006.

Code of Ethics for Interpreters and Translators
Code of Ethics for Interpreters and Translators Employed by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Adopted on 25 May 2004.

SCSL Staff Rules
3 February 2005


Special Court Reports and Agreements

Report on the Special Court for Sierra Leone
(The Cassese Report), submitted 12 December 2006.

Co-operation Agreement between the Special Court and Interpol
Signed 21 October 2003 and 3 November 2003

Enforcement Agreement With Finland

Enforcement Agreement With Rwanda

Enforcement Agreement With Sweden

Enforcement Agreement With the UK


Special Court Legacy Reports

Best-Practice Recommendations for the Protection & Support of Witnesses , Launched on 19 June 2008 by the Witness and Victims Section of the Special Court.

 

Glossary of Legal Terms, published in March 2008 by the Court Management Section of the Special Court.

The Special Court Made Simple, Second Edition. Published in October 2011 by the Outreach and Public Affairs Section of the Special Court.



International Humanitarian Law Made Simple, Second Edition. Published in November 2011 by the Outreach and Public Affairs Section of the Special Court.