Courtenay Griffiths

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 4th, 2012
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After six years of labyrinthine trial that drew strange witnesses from halfway around the globe, the 3-man Trial Chamber II of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, late last month, sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison – three decades less than the prosecution had ant...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
May 16th, 2012
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Leidschendam – Convicted war criminal and former Liberian president Charles Taylor said during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday that he sympathises with victims of the civil war in Sierra Leone he helped foment, and asked judges to render their sentence against him in a spirit of “reco...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
May 16th, 2012
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The Hague – Sierra Leone’s UN-backed war crimes court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the sentencing of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, who has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors before the Special Court for Sierra Leone are to say why they think Ta...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 9th, 2011
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Leidschendam – Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor’s lawyer on Wednesday dismissed his war crimes trial as a political conspiracy and said Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi should have been in the dock. Alleging “selective” prosecution, Courtenay Griffiths reminded the Special Co...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 25th, 2011
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Leidschendam – A disciplinary hearing for the chief defence lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor was adjourned after just seven minutes on Friday because one of the judges refused to attend. The hearing by the Special Court for Sierra Leone was to weigh possible punishment for Br...
By benim
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Feb 8th, 2011
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor and his lawyer walked out of his war crimes trial Tuesday, following a dispute with the judges. The Special Court for Sierra Leone had rejected a written summary of the defense’s case, saying the deadline for filing the document had passed. Lawyer Courte...