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1999 | Lomé Peace Agreement

The Lomé Peace Agreement brought an end to the civil war (1991-2002) between the government of Sierra Leone and a rebel army within the country, known as the ‘Revolutionary United Front’ (RUF), that was supported by the ‘National Patriotic Front of Liberia’.

Articles XXVI-XXX deal with the consequences of human rights violations, including the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation commission to address impunity, and the provision of war-rehabilitation and reconstruction. Article XXIX provides that the Government shall, with the support of the International Community, design and implement a reparations program.

(See the 2012 SCSL Report “Making Justice Count” elsewhere in this section, for an assessment of the efficacy of the reparations measures implemented).