Chronology of Events

revised on 4 April 2014

Sierra Leone

11 August 2007

Sierra Leone’s first nationally organised presidential and parliamentary elections since the civil war ended were held.

8 August 2007

The Special Court for Sierra Leone postponed the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor until 7 January.

19 July 2007

After handing down its first verdicts in June, Special Court of Sierra Leone sentenced two defendants to fifty years each in jail and a third to 45 years. 

12 July 2007

Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, Victor Angelo, met in Freetown with representatives of various parties participating in the August polls in an inter-party dialogue to deliberate on preparations for the elections and related confidence-building measures.

12 July 2007

UN Peacebuilding Fund Steering Committee for Sierra Leone approved four new projects to assist in the electoral process, health, water and sanitation facilities.

July 2007

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra-Leone, originally scheduled for 28 July were postponed to 11 August because the country’s electoral commission indicated that sufficient time was needed between the dissolution of parliament on 25 June and the elections.