Geoffrey Robertson Sidelined at War Crimes Court

The UN-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone has barred its president, Geoffrey Robertson QC, from judging cases involving rebels because of the appearance of bias against them. The ruling at the weekend defied calls to dump the London-based human rights lawyer but it sidelined him from the court’s most important cases because of a book he wrote lambasting rebel atrocities in the west African nation’s decade-long civil war

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