Bibliography on TRC/ Special Court

1. Special Court documents

  

2. Selected list of academic articles and other papers discussing the relationship 

  • BASSIN, A.S. and VAN ZYL, P.: The story of Samuel Hinga Norman in Sierra Leone: can truth commissions and criminal prosecutions coexist after conflict? / Ari S. Bassin & Paul Van Zyl in HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY STORIES / edited by Deena R. Hurwitz, Margaret L. Satterthwaite ; with Doug Ford, New York : Foundation Press ; [Eagan, Minn.] : Thomson/West, c2009, available at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/7813792
     
  • BOISTER, N.: Failing to get to the Heart of the Matter in Sierra Leone? The Truth Commission is Denied Unrestricted Access to Chief Hinga Norman, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1100-1117 (2004)
  • EVENSON, E.M.: Truth and Justice in Sierra Leone: Coordination between Commission and Court, 104(3) COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 730-767 (2004)
  • NESBITT, M.: Lessons from the Sam Hinga Norman Decision of the Special Court for Sierra Leone: How Trials and Truth Commissions Can Co-Exist, 8(10) GERMAN LAW JOURNAL 977-1014 (2007)
  • OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE SPECIAL COURT TASK FORCE, Briefing Paper on Relationship Between the Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Legal Analysis and Policy Considerations of the Government of Sierra Leone for the Special Court Planning Mission (Planning Mission Briefing Series, 7-18 January 2002), available at http://trim.unictr.org/webdrawer/rec/31589/view/
     
  • SAWYER, E., KELSALL, T. (2007) Truth vs. justice? Popular views on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution,  7.1, 36-68
     
  • SCHABAS, W.A.: The Relationship Between Truth Commissions and International Courts: The Case of Sierra Leone, 25(4) HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 1035 (2003)
  • SCHABAS, W.A.: Conjoined Twins of Transitional Justice? The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court, 2(4) JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1082-1099 (2004)
  • SCHABAS, W.A.: A Synergistic Relationship: The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, 15 CRIMINAL LAW FORUM 3, 25-41 (2004)
  • TEJAN-COLE, A.: The Complementary and Conflicting Relationship between the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 6 YALE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT LAW JOURNAL 139-160 (2003)
  • VARNEY, H.: Retribution and Reconciliation: War Crimes Tribunals and Truth Commissions – can they work together? Published in OUR FREEDOMS: A DECADE’S REFLECTION ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION, 2007

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