Mohamad Fofanah, a Sierra Leonian human rights lawyer, talks about his experiences with transitional justice following the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone. Expanding beyond the traditional transitional justice mechanisms of court proceedings and truth and reconciliation commissions, Fofanah discusses other methods Sierra Leone used in the post-conflict years, including the work of the Anti-Corruption Commission, as well as efforts to promote child rights issues as a measure of laying the basis for generational reform and conflict prevention.
Recorded on April 15, 2009.
Full title: Human Rights, Transitional Justice, & the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Appearing: Speaker: Mohamad Fofanah.