Special Court for Sierra Leone Justice Jon Kamanda has been sworn in as Justice of the Appeals Chamber, replacing Geoffrey Robertson QC, who resigned in August. He was appointed by the Government of Sierra Leone, pursuant to the Statute of the Special Court, under which two of the five Appeals Chamber Judges are appointed by the Government. Until his appointment, Justice Kamanda was a Judge of the Appeals Court. He began his career in London, where he trained as a Barrister at the Inns of Court, and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple. He worked as a State prosecutor and in private practice as a criminal lawyer before being elected to Parliament and serving as Minister of Health.
The Special Courtâ€™s press release can be found here.