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]
February 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher
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]
September 26, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Tuesday found three members of Sierra Leone's former Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) guilty of contempt. Santigie Borbor Kanu and Hassan Papa Bangura were convicted of two counts of "interfering with the administration of justice by offering ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Thursday appealed his conviction and 50-year sentence for war crimes committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor's appeal states that the the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) made "systematic errors" in evaluating evidence and ...[read more]
June 22, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Thursday convicted former Revolutionary United Front (RUF) member Eric Senessie on eight of nine counts for witness tampering. Four counts alleged that he had bribed witnesses who testified against the former Liberian president Charles Taylor to recant ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth Gallant of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law says that the sentencing of Charles Taylor should have included the provision of reparations for his victims, and that the prosecution ought to raise this issue on appeal...The ...[read more]

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