Source: (2006) In Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena, Ed., Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century, Beyond Truth versus Justice. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press. Pg. 21-42.

"The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in July 2002. It presented its final report to the President of Sierra Leone on October 5, 2004. The actual operations of the Commission, consisting of both private and public encounters with victims and perpetrators, public hearings on thematic issues, and other research and investigation took only about eight months, however. The report provided Sierra Leone with a detailed narrative of the country's history, with a focus on the brutal civil war of the 1990s, analysis of various dimensions of political, economic and social ife with a view to understanding the causes of the conflict, and a series of findings and recommendations." (excerpt)