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Competence of the Special Court

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This chapter talks about Article 1 of the Statute of the Special Court of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL). This article discusses the competence of the Special Court. It talks about several cases and their trial chambers decisions. The first case, dated 21 November 2003, is of Prosecutor v. Kondewa for the decision on the urgent defence application for release from provisional detention. The second case, dated 3 March 2004, is of Prosecutor v. Fofana for the decision on the preliminary defence motion on the lack of personal jurisdiction filed on behalf of the accused Fofana.

Keywords: Fofana; Kondewa; Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL)



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