A special international tribunal in The Hague convicted former Liberian leader Charles Taylor for a whole host of war crimes on Thursday, making Taylor the first head of state convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity since the post–World War II Nuremberg trials. The historic verdict came after a three-year trial, from 2008 to 2011, with 94 witnesses. The judges took a year to deliberate.
Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, was convicted by the International Criminal Court of aiding and abetting in war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to his support for rebel groups involved in the region’s b... Read Post
The first former head of state to be convicted of war crimes since World War II was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday by an international court in The Hague, Netherlands. The Special Court for Sierra Leone convicted former L... Read Post