The Trial of Charles Taylor


by Taegin Stevenson

Dear Readers, It is with mixed emotions that we write to inform you that our blog monitoring the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will be put into archive mode as of January 6, 2014. This means that we will no longer be posting updates or receiving comments from readers. However, the website will [...]

by Alpha Sesay

It was an exchange of thanks as Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Prosecutor Brenda Hollis traveled the length and breadth of Sierra Leone, explaining the Court’s Appeals Chamber judgment to people in various communities that were affected by Sierra Leone’s 11 year conflict. In many of these communities, the scars of the conflict still [...]

by Alpha Sesay

The Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone will hear oral submissions from prosecution and defense lawyers in the Charles Taylor appeal on Tuesday January 22 and Wednesday January 23 2012. The hearings will commence on 10:00 AM each day. The statement below was issued by the Public Information Section of the Court, [...]

by Alpha Sesay

Special Court for Sierra Leone judges in The Hague have sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to a jail-term of 50 years after he was convicted of aiding and abetting the commission of serious crimes in Sierra Leone. He was also convicted of planning attacks on various towns including the diamond rich town of Kono in [...]

March
29
2010

No Trial Today

by Tracey Gurd

Dear readers, The International Criminal Court’s courtrooms were used for other trials today.  The trial of Charles Taylor will resume again tomorrow. Stay tuned…….

by Tracey Gurd

Dear Readers, This is a quick note to let you know that there will be slight delays for the coming week in posting comments.  I will have less regular access to the internet while I am travelling — but I will be trying to ensure that comments are posted at least once or twice each [...]

by Tracey Gurd

Hi readers, Thanks for your patience as we worked to clarify our policy on posting readers’ comments.  Our goal in inviting readers to comment here is to provide a forum for discussion about the rule of law with this trial being a catalyst.  We want to make the operations of the trial less opaque and more [...]

by Tracey Gurd

Readers, A note to let you know we are working hard to get you a report on yesterday’s proceedings.  We are waiting on a transcript to cross-check our report and will post it as soon as we can. Again, our deep apologies for the lateness caused by technical problems yesterday. Thanks, as always, for your [...]

January
12
2010

Oh no…….

by Tracey Gurd

Well, folks, I have some very bad news.  It seems that the technical difficulties beat us today and we are unable to post today’s update.  For that, I am profusely sorry – I know everyone has been waiting anxiously to hear what happened as we have been counting down until this first day back. This [...]

by Tracey Gurd

Welcome back everybody! Former Liberian President Charles Taylor takes the stand again tomorrow, as prosecutors gear up to continue grilling him on his four-month-long testimony. We’ll be listening closely as Mr. Taylor responds to the prosecution’s challenges, and watching how the trial judges manage the courtroom and the documents that the Prosecution intends to use.  [...]


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