Special Court for Sierra Leone

By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Jan 2nd, 2014
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The Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL), believe that Liberia’s future lies in establishing a solid foundation for justice. As we look towards 2014 and the years to come, let us make pursuing justice an integral component of peace and reconciliation. The year 2013 witnessed many significant develo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Jan 16th, 2013
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Liberia’s jailed ex-President and war criminal Charles Taylor appears to have written to MPs demanding an annual state pension of $25,000 (£15,600). Liberian Senate Secretary Nanborloh Singbeh said the letter would be discussed by MPs next week. The letter purportedly from Taylor says the withh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 19th, 2012
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Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor has appealed his conviction and 50-year jail sentence for war crimes in Sierra Leone, the international court handling the case said on Thursday. “Charles Taylor appeals against the judgement and the sentencing judgement… and respectfully requests that (the) appea...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Jun 19th, 2012
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The Hague – Lawyers for Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor plan to appeal a 50-year prison sentence handed down to him by a special UN-backed court last month, a document before the court said on Tuesday. “The defence provides notice of its intention to file notice of appeal,...
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
Jun 4th, 2012
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Former Liberian president, Mr Charles Taylor, was sentenced to fifty years imprisonment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague for his role during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor was charged with aiding and abetting former Sierra Leone rebel leader Foday Sankoh’s Revolutionary...
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 12th, 2012
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Lawyers for Charles Taylor have described the demand by the prosecution at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone for an 80-year jail term as “excessive” and urged a lighter sentence. The defence team headed by newly hired lawyer Morris Anyah filed on Friday their sentencing brief a week after ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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Vincent Larochelle My only worry is that the whole system is not consistent with all the principles we know and love, and the system is not consistent with all the values of international criminal justice, and I’m afraid the whole system is under grave danger of just losing all credibility, and I’m a...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2012
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Warlord Charles Taylor Caged! After 420 days of trial (over nearly four years), 115 witness, over 50,000 pages of testimony, and 1,520 exhibits, Charles Taylor, warlord-turned-president of Liberia, was found guilty on 11 counts by the U.N. Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor was found guilty of wa...