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SCIF braces for Residual Court

SCIF braces for Residual Court

Special Court Interactive Forum (SCIF) has completed a one day training of trainers’ workshop in readiness for the commencement of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Over thirty participants were schooled on various topics ranging from contempt proceedings as witness and victims measures, the role of CSOs in promoting international justice, the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, and an update on the Special Court for Sierra Leone to the Peace Museum.

Speaking to one of the facilitators and members of SCIF, Thomas Babadie, he highlighted that the trainers will be engaged in awareness raising campaigns on the transition of the court into a Residual Court and what is its duties and responsibilities.

Babadie pointed out that the Bill for the Residual Court is currently in the House of Parliament and soon after its approval, it will surely be transformed.

He added that the Residual Court will be manned by Sierra Leonean judges.

The facilitator furthered that SCIF will also mentor people on how to use the Peace Museum as there is some information that will be considered as codified and could be accessed through stringent procedures.

SCIF is a coalition of Civil Society organizations that was formed in 2004 to engage the prosecution and defence to obtain regular update on the proceeding of the court in a bid to keep Sierra Leoneans abreast with the functions of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

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