Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-conflict Reconstruction

Oosterveld's Book Chapter

Professor Valerie Oosterveld, Acting Director of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Associate Professor at Western Law, has recently published a book chapter, titled “Evaluating the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s Gender Jurisprudence”, in Charles C. Jalloh (ed.), The Sierra Leone Special Court and its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013) 234-259. This volume is the first book-length consideration of the legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international criminal tribunal created through an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone following a devastating decade-long armed conflict in the West African country of Sierra Leone. The Special Court has issued groundbreaking judgments on the crimes against humanity of sexual slavery and forced marriage (as an inhumane act) and the war crimes of attacking peacekeepers and recruiting or using child soldiers.

Additionally, the Supreme Court of Canada recently cited a text co-authored by Professor Oosterveld (with Professors John Currie and Craig Forcese), International Law: Doctrine Practice and Theory (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2007), in the judgment in Amaratunga v. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (at para. 28).