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Academic Commentary
1 Oct 2012

JURIST Columnist Charles C. Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law examines allegations made by Alternate Judge El Hadji Malick Sow at the end of Charles Taylor's trial and argues for the establishment of an independent, fact-finding commission to promote transparency and public confidence in the Special Court … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 May 2012

JURIST Columnist Charles C. Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law examines the role of Alternate Judge El Hadji Malick Sow in Charles Taylor's trial and recent conviction and discusses the implications of Sow's decision to publicly disagree with the unanimous verdict issued by the Special Court for … [read more]


Academic Commentary
10 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Moira A. Imong, a research assistant at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies in Tanzania says that when the Trial Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone refused to accept the late filing of the Charles Taylor's closing brief, it violated the right of the … [read more]


Legal News
4 May 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] Judges for the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday rejected [press release, PDF] a motion for acquittal of all charges filed by lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor [case materials; JURIST news archive]. The Rule 98 motion for acquittal [materials], which … [read more]


Legal News
2 Apr 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz

[JURIST] Former Liberian president and accused war criminal Charles Taylor [JURIST news archive] is set to make his first appearance in the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) [official website] before Justice Richard Lussick [official profile] at Freetown on Monday, where he is expected to plead not guilty to charges … [read more]

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