Charles Taylor Verdict
April 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM
The Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague has convicted Charles Ghankay Taylor, the former president of Liberia, on 11 counts involving armed attacks in Sierra Leone from 1996 to 2002: crimes against humanity, terrorism, and conscripting or enlisting child soldiers. This is the first time since Nuremberg that a head of state has been convicted by an international criminal tribunal.
New York Times: Former Liberian president convicted of war crimes
Washington Post: International Court: ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor ‘responsible’ for Sierra Leone crimes
El Pais: La Haya condena por crimenes de guerra al expresidente liberiano Charles Taylor
Le Figaro: Charles Taylor juge coupable de crimes en Sierra Leone
On May 30th, Taylor was sentenced to.50 years in prison.