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Charles Taylor War Crimes

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa

Africa.com | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

This week, we're reading about the conviction of the once-powerful warlord Charles Taylor after his sentencing for war crimes. We're also looking at t...

Message of Accountability for Murderous Leaders?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For the world at large the decision should mean vicious despots around the world will sense that their apparent impunity is now threatened by a world which can and will call them to account. The emphasis there is on "should."

Stretching the Long Arm of the Law

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.03.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

It seems only natural that the international community should crank up judicial machinery to enforce the rule of law against humanity's most heinous crimes in places where no working national court system can provide justice. Let's just get on with it.

Monrovia, Here I Come!

William F. Schulz | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
William F. Schulz

I took more than a passing interest in the recent news that Charles Taylor had been convicted on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, meeting in The Hague.

Pat, the Pope and the Devil

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

Abash'd the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is. . . . Milton, Paradise Lost Commentators should not be dismissive of Pat Robertson...

Charles Taylor At Trial Denies Ever Eating Human Flesh

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Liberia's former president Charles Taylor on Monday denied that he had ever eaten human flesh or ordered his fighters to do so as he answered allegati...