Chronology of Events

revised on 4 April 2014

Sierra Leone

20 June 2007

Special Court of Sierra Leone handed down its first verdicts when it found three leaders of the former rebel group Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) guilty of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.  They were however acquitted of one count of physical violence and two counts of sexual violence. 

8 June 2007

Senior Special Court of Sierra Leone officials briefed the Security Council on the Special Court’s progress and challenges.

4 June 2007

War-crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the Special Court of Sierra Leone commenced in the Hague.  

20-25 March 2007

The first field mission of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) took place in Sierra Leone. 

22 December 2006

The mandate of the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) was extended until 31 December 2007 with passage of Resolution 1734. 

12 October 2006

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) recommended support for Sierra Leone from the Peacebuilding Fund.