Charles Taylor who was found guilty on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity last month at the Special Court for Sierra Leone was sentenced today to 50 years imprisonment.
Special Court for Sierra Leone
The Special Court for Sierra Leone delivered its verdict in the trial of Charles Taylor last Thursday. Charles Taylor had been charged with providing material support to the Revolutionary United Front which killed thousands of civilians in Sierra Leone during the civil war from 1991 until 2002.
Judgment in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will take place shortly in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. You can see the judgment here. Charles Taylor was charged with an 11-count indictment alleging responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by rebel forces(…)
Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome this guest post from Julie McBride. Julie is a PhD Candidate at Queen’s University Belfast, researching the development of the war crime of child soldier recruitment in international criminal law, and a member of the United Nations Global Experts, specialising in international crime and transitional jus tice.(…)