Sierra Leone

Overview


Status
Terminated
Duration
8 October 1997 - 29 September 2010
(almost 13 years)
Objectives
Cease hostilities, Peace enforcement, Peacebuilding, Democracy support, Support judicial process
Sanction Types
  • Travel (individual travel ban)
  • Diplomatic (limit diplomatic travel)
  • Arms (arms imports embargo)
  • Commodity (petroleum imports ban, rough diamonds exports ban)
Non-UN Sanctions
Regional (ECOWAS), Unilateral (no)
Other Policy Instruments
Diplomacy, Legal tribunals, Peace operations, Use of military force, DDR/SSR

Background


Following years of civil war between Revolutionary United Front (the RUF) and the government of Sierra Leone (dating from October 1991), the recently elected (January 1996) government of President Ahmad Kabbah negotiated a peace agreement with the RUF (the Abidjan Peace Accord) in November 1996. Kabbah was overthrown in a military coup (by the AFRC) a few months later in May 1997.

Episodes


The analysis of the Sierra Leone case is divided into the following episodes (navigatable via the numbers in the top bar):

Episode 1 (8 Oct 1997 - 16 Mar 1998)

Episode 2 (16 Mar 1998 - 22 Oct 1999)

Episode 3 (22 Oct 1999 - 5 Jul 2000)

Episode 4 (5 Jul 2000 - 16 Jan 2002)

Episode 5 (16 Jan 2002 - 29 Sep 2010)