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Charles Taylor

A Culture of Impunity -- for Whom?

Carl Pope | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

We cheerfully allow domineering corporations, which are not in fact living human beings, the kind of bailout that outrages us when we reward flesh-and-blood tyrants with the same privilege -- impunity for the damages they cause to others.

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...

Liberia Marks Major Anniversary

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

MONROVIA, Liberia — The ex-wife of former Liberian President Charles Taylor said the convicted war criminal made "the ultimate sacrifice" by exi...

The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2012

Freedom House | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Freedom House

As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?

Malala, Lubanga, and the Universal Right to Childhood

The Morningside Post | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
The Morningside Post

The Security Council and the International Criminal Court have both shown a lack of determination to treat crimes against children with the gravity that their mandates demand.

Anna Sanders

'Insufficient Evidence' In Traffic Cop Rape Case | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.23.2012 | New York

An NYPD traffic officer arrested Tuesday following allegations that he drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl was released without charge Wednesday nigh...

Cop Arrested For Raping Teen

Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn NYPD traffic officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly drugging and raping a 17-year-old girl. The New York Post reports 25-year old Ch...

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...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee: "Sex Strikes Help Good Men"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Who said sex and politics don't mix? Led by Leymah Gbowee, a young mother, Liberian women went on a sex strike to end the country's brutal civil war. They were successful: in 2003 warlords agreed to end the violence.

Charles Taylor Sentenced To 50 Years In Jail

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment Wednesday for arming and supporting murde...

The Real Story in Liberia

David Weiss | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
David Weiss

Although the Charles Taylor verdict is drawing attention to Liberia once again, it is also a reminder of how far Liberia has come since that dark era.

Sierra Leone Needs a New Set of Curtains

Lisa Schultz | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Lisa Schultz

I've learned that in order to appreciate all that this country and its people have to offer, you have to learn how not to see things here through Western eyes.

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.

After Charles Taylor, Justice for Haiti?

Michael Deibert | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Michael Deibert

It is time that the government of Haitian president Michel Martelly and Haiti's parliament ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and give the victims of Haiti the justice that they have so long been denied.

Sierra Leone: Landmark Conviction of Liberian Ex-President Charles Taylor

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(The Hague) – The conviction on April 26, 2012, of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, for serious international crimes during Sier...

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...

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

Christopher Lane | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

A debate about the scope and limits of secularism has begun to collide once more with those wanting to increase the power and presence of religion in the public sphere.

The Prosecutor v. Muammar Gaddafi -- and a Step Closer to Justice

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Although Gaddafi's warrant does not guarantee that he will be brought to justice immediately, it is increasingly likely that he will be brought to justice eventually. This fact is no small change in perspective.

For God's Sake -- Stop Talking

Cliff Schecter | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible.

Naomi Campbell Interviews Vladimir Putin (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"I don't read the papers. I sell papers," Naomi Campbell told British GQ's March issue. And she's sure to sell quite a few with her candid discussion ...

Mia Farrow Contradicts Naomi Campbell's Testimony About Diamond

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Naomi Campbell flirted with Liberia's former president across the dinner table at Nelson Mandela's presidential mans...