Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
In the Lomé Peace Agreement, the government and RUF also agreed to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The mandate of the TRC is to create an impartial historical record of human rights abuses as a result of a violent armed conflict, from the beginning of the conflict in March of 1991, to the signing of the Lome Peace Agreement in 1999. The TRC is mandated to address impunity, respond to the needs of the victims,
Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL)
In August 2000, in response to a request from Sierra Leone President Kabbah, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1315 (PDF,
Thirteen indictments were originally issued against members of the RUF, AFRC and CDF. However, two indictments were withdrawn due to deaths of the accused. The AFRC and CDF trials have been completed; the RUF and Taylor trials continue.
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