March 26, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
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 ...[read more]
March 16, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone has granted provision release to Moinina Fofana, a former militia leader convicted of war crimes. Fofana was convicted in 2007 of murder, cruel treatment, pillage and collective punishment for his role in Sierra Leone's civil war and sentenced to a 15- ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
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 ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Lauren Laing
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 ...[read more]
May 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
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 ...[read more]
February 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Prince Taylor, an investigator for the Charles Taylor defense team in the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) was sentenced Thursday to two years on each of four counts of interfering with witnesses who had testified in the Charles Taylor trial, and 30 months for interfering with Eric Senessie, ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Tuesday began his appeal in The Hague against his conviction and 50-year sentence for war crimes committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor's 42-point appeal states that the the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) made " ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Special Court for the Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Friday sentenced four men to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 2 years on contempt charges stemming from allegations of witness tampering. Three of the men were convicted last month after a fourth suspect, Samuel Kargbo, plead guilty and ...[read more]
October 8, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
A investigator for the Charles Taylor defense team in the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) was arrested Saturday on charges of contempt. Prince Taylor is accused of interfering with four prosecution witnesses who testified in the Charles Taylor trial and interfering with a fifth person who ...[read more]
October 1, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
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 ...[read more]

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