International Courts and Tribunals Cases Series

Volume 5: The Case Against Charles Taylor

Edited by: R.W.F. van der Wolf

In 2012, Charles Taylor was charged with 11 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed from 1996 to 2002 during Sierra Leone's civil war. Including the attacks on Kono and Makeni (well-known diamond regions) and Freetown in late 1998 and early 1999, Taylor was found guilty of the following crimes: five counts of war crimes (terrorizing civilians, murder, outrages on personal dignity, cruel treatment, and looting); five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, rape, sexual slavery, mutilating/beating, and enslavement); and one count of other serious violations of international humanitarian law (recruiting and using child soldiers). Taylor has been serving out his sentence in the UK since October 15, 2013. The crimes that Charles Taylor committed were considered "some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history." This volume presents the Appeal Case against Charles Taylor. (Series: International Courts and Tribunals Cases - Vol. 5)

374 pages

Publication Date: 11/30/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789058871787

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