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Charles Taylor War Crimes

Court Upholds Dictator's 50-Year Sentence

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — More than a decade after fuelling a murderous campaign of terror in Sierra Leone by supplying rebels with arms, Char...

Crimes Against Humanity? Who, Me?

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has appealed his war crimes and crimes against humanity convictions and his 50-y...

Convicted War Criminal Taylor Will Appeal

AP | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The Special Court for Sierra Leone said Tuesday former Liberian President Charles Taylor will appeal his war crimes conviction. Taylor w...

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa | 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.

Prosecution Wants 80 Years For President

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM — Former Liberian president Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including ai...

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.

Former Liberian President Found Guilty Of War Crimes

AP | Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

* Taylor convicted by special court * Rights groups, victims welcome judgment * Sentencing expected next month (Adds...

Naomi Campbell Testifies In Blood Diamond Hearing

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Fashion icon Naomi Campbell countered allegations that former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor gave her a fistful of di...

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 Rober...

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...

Charles Taylor: Accusations Of Murder, Torture, Rape Are "Lies"

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — His combat fatigues were replaced by a dark suit and tie, and the tinted aviator glasses gave the former Liberian leade...

Charles Taylor War Crimes Defense Begins

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Liberian president Charles Taylor will take the stand to assert that he was trying to bring peace to Sierra Leon...