Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
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Lasana Gberie describes the background and workings of the Abidjan process that resulted in the Abidjan Accord of late 1996, and the speedy collapse that followed. He reflects that substantive parts of the accord’s contents – in particular the references to human rights and humanitarian law and a framework for the participation of civil society in the achievement of peace – were carried over into the Lomé Agreement and may well continue to be relevant in future.