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This index section presents the list of names, terms and concepts relevant to the discussion on the legal texts for the special courts. The Special Court for Sierra Leone was established by a unique bilateral treaty between the United Nations and Sierra Leone in early 2002, making it the third modern ad hoc international criminal tribunal. The Special Court is currently trying nine persons, including former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor, for allegedly bearing &t;greatest responsibility&t; for serious violations of international and Sierra Leonean law that occurred after 30 November 1996.

Keywords: legal text; Sierra Leone law; Special Court for Sierra Leone; United Nations



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