Sierra Leone sets up special court to fast track trial of rape cases

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio.

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What you need to know:

  • Officials say the court, which is located within the main court building in the center of the capital city, is intended to build the confidence of victims to get them bring their cases forward by assuring them protection and fair trial.

Sierra Leone has set up a special court to tackle swelling cases of rape as the country battles an epidemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

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