CHARLES TAYLOR
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Supreme Court hears arguments in bankruptcy cases
April 1, 2015
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two bankruptcy cases. In Harris v. Viegelahn the court must decide "whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by the former Chapter 13 trustee a....... [more]

Sierra Leone war crimes court rejects Charles Taylor's request for transfer to Rwanda prison
March 26, 2015
The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone on Wednesday denied the request of former Liberian president Charles Taylor to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda instead of the UK. Taylor alleged that his detention in the UK violated his rights because of the essentially isolated condit....... [more]

Oklahoma executes man after Supreme Court denies stay
January 16, 2015
Oklahoma executed Charles Frederick Warner on Thursday after the Supreme Court failed to grant a last minute stay. Mr. Warner was sentenced to death in 1997 for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. He requested the stay in light of Oklahoma's botched execution in April, which resulted in the....... [more]

Federal appeals court strikes down gun law
December 20, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a law prohibiting individuals who have been committed to a mental institution for any amount of time from possessing a firearm is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The challenge to the federal gun law arose out of a cas....... [more]

Recent Arrest May Encourage Judicial Reforms in Africa
October 18, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Assistant Professor at Arcadia University, discusses some of the possible implications of the recent arrest and accusations levied toward Martina Johnson ...Martina Johnson joined the National Patriotic Front of Liberation (NPFL) of Charles G. Taylor in 1990. Sh....... [more]

Oklahoma high court stays executions over lethal injection drug challenge
April 22, 2014
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row prisoners who have challenged the legality of the state's lethal injection drugs. The stay comes just one day before one of the inmates, Clayton Lockett, was to be executed and one week before Charles Warner was scheduled to....... [more]

Special Court of Sierra Leone closes its door after completing mandate
December 5, 2013
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Monday officially handed over its premises to the Sierra Leone government in its final act of its 11-year existence. The court was created in 2002 by the UN and Sierra Leone's government for the purpose of trying eight former Sierra Leonean militia leader....... [more]

Charles Taylor transferred to UK prison to serve 50-year sentence
October 15, 2013
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was transferred on Tuesday from The Hague to a British prison, where he will serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes. Taylor has been convicted of aiding rebels who committed atrocities, including terrorism, rape and murder, during the civil war in Sierra L....... [more]

Charles Taylor to serve 50-year sentence in UK
October 10, 2013
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor will serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in the UK, according to a written statement to Parliament from the UK Ministry of Justice on Thursday. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice Jeremy Wright said that Taylor will be transferred to the....... [more]

Charles Taylor's 50-year sentence upheld on appeal
September 26, 2013
The UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Thursday rejected an appeal by former Liberian president Charles Taylor of his convictions for war crimes committed during the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone. According to press release from the court, Taylor's lawyers appealed his convi....... [more]

Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years for war crimes
May 30, 2013
On May 30, 2012, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone. The Special Court of Sierra Leone (SPSL) issued the sentence after Taylor was found guilty of planning as well as aiding and abetting crimes co....... [more]




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    Charles Taylor case materials [SCSL]

    Charles Taylor [BBC]

    Charles Taylor [Wikipedia]

    Special Court for Sierra Leone