Professor Charles Jalloh has just published Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Law with Cambridge University Press. The edited book, which contains 36 chapters from leading international criminal law scholars and practitioners, is the first comprehensive evaluation of its kind. The volume received several favorable advance reviews from prominent scholars and practitioners in the field. William Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University London and a globally noted authority, wrote in the Foreword that “This book immediately becomes the authoritative reference on the Special Court for Sierra Leone. There simply is nothing else remotely comparable on the subject. It is and is likely to remain very much the last word on the subject of this fascinating and unprecedented institution”. Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, stated that “This outstanding volume is an enormous contribution to the international criminal law and transitional justice literature”. Diane Marie Amann, Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, University of Georgia, described it as a “remarkable volume” and “a vade mecum for all who work for global justice”. Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University, observed that “This volume towers above everything – and anything – that has been written about the Special Court for Sierra Leone to date.” Finally, Hassan Jallow, Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and former Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, opined that “Professor Charles Jalloh and the many other esteemed contributors to this collection have immensely enriched the global conversation about the legacy of international criminal tribunals. It is a path-breaking work that sets a new benchmark for future assessments of the contributions of these courts to the advancement of the principle of individual criminal responsibility at the international level and the architecture of modern international criminal law.” Read the Foreword, Introduction, Table of Contents, and Biographies of the editor and contributing authors at the Cambridge University Press website.
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