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Thursday 23 October  

Article: Liberia's Taylor to appeal 50-year sentence

Lawyers for Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor have informed a UN-backed court that they plan to appeal his 50-year prison sentence for war crimes, according to a court document seen Tuesday. The defence signalled its intent to the...

Article: Charles Taylor to serve 50 years

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to fifty years in prison for “some of the most heinous crimes recorded in human history” following a hearing at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague today....

Article: Moment of reckoning: Taylor sentence expected

Judges on Wednesday will sentence former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in neighboring Sierra Leone, making him the first head of state to be sentenced by an international court since...

Article: Taylor's lawyers: 80 years 'excessive'

Lawyers defending convicted Liberian warlord Charles Taylor on Thursday sought a lesser sentence than the 80 years requested by the prosecution, which they said was "excessive." by Lauren Comiteau in Hilversum "The 80-year...

Article: Prosecutors seek 80-yr sentence for Charles Taylor

Prosecutors have demanded an 80-year jail term for former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who last week was convicted of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity, before a sentencing decision that is expected to set a precedent. Both...

Article: The Taylor verdict: victory for justice?

Can we just step away from the euphoria for a little while? Charles Taylor has been declared ‘guilty’ for having aided and abetted murder, rape, the use of child soldiers, pillage and other offenses. By Bram Posthumus, Dakar...

Article: Jury still out on international war crimes system

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's war crimes conviction may be seen in some quarters as a victory for global justice, but a backlash against costly, lengthy international tribunals is also underway. Found guilty of aiding and...

Article: An ill-fitting Taylor-made trial

Whether or not former Liberian president Charles Taylor will be found guilty of a campaign of terror in neighbouring Sierra Leone, Thursday’s verdict will leave a trail of questions about atrocities and his relations with...

Article: Charles Taylor – guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes

In a tense courtroom in The Hague today, Charles Taylor became the first former President to be convicted by a modern international Tribunal. He will be sentenced on May 30. by Richard Walker in The Hague Dressed in a dark business suit...

Article: Taylor-made but the suit doesn’t fit

Charles Ghankay Taylor awaits the dubious honour of becoming the first former head of state to be judged before an international criminal tribunal. The former Liberian president is the jewel in the crown of international justice, but his...