The court's prosecutor, Brenda Hollis, said that while the court has set many precedents, it also faced many challenges over the past decade including ensuring the security of more than 300 prosecution witnesses before, during and after their trials. She noted that this year the court has convicted five people of contempt for interfering with witnesses.
Fisher said the tribunal will be succeeded by a small Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone whose responsibilities will include ensuring the protection of witnesses, preserving the court's archives and supervising the enforcement of sentences.
Fisher and Hollis said it's imperative that the Residual Special Court is adequately funded.
The Security Council urged donors to contribute generously to the tribunal as it finishes its work and to the Residual Special Court.
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