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Mladic: just another “false start”
ICC second case ends in the shadows of Lubanga’s trial
In or out - still no sense of justice
ICTY: Gotovina’s attack on Knin was “legal” (defence)
The smaller the fish, the bigger the rap
Charles Taylor says war crimes courts are tools of the West
“Dialogue is launched in Tunisia”
Beyond Taylor, “Where is our justice?”
by Janet Anderson, The Hague
Sierra Leone and Liberia experimented with very different paths to justice – restorative with truth commissions and retributive with the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) trials. How do local communities see this, following the conviction against former Liberian president Charles Taylor two weeks ago?
Published on : 2 November 2010 - 1:52pm | By International Justice Tribune (IJT 116)
Commercially motivated pillage has taken on increasing importance in recent years as the illegal exploitation of natural resources has emerged as a primary means of financing conflict. But efforts to hold disreputable commercial actors responsible for war crimes or other serious human rights violations have been frustrated, frequently because of difficulties in proving corporate complicity.
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, is in court to defend himself on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity he allegedly committed in Liberia's neighbour to the west, Sierra Leone. Liberian media cover the trial extensively but Liberians are, to all intents and purposes, mere spectators. This trial is not about them. Liberia lacks a war crimes tribunal.