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Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 116

The Taylor Defense team formally rested its case on November 12, 2010. The Trial Chamber will not sit again until closing arguments commence in February 2011.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 115

The Taylor trial began to wind down during this reporting period, with the testimony of two Defense witnesses and three additional witnesses for the Prosecution.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 114

Trial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to hear evidence from Defense witnesses this month in the case against Charles Taylor.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 113

Trial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to hear evidence from Defense witnesses this month in the case against Charles Taylor.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Trial of Charles Taylor: Prosecuting "Persons who bear the Greatest Responsibility"

This report is the latest in a series of periodic analytical reports issued by the War Crimes Studies Center as part of its permanent international monitoring program at the Special Court for Sierr

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 112

Trial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to hear evidence from Defense witnesses this month in the case against Charles Taylor.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 111

The Defense case moved ahead steadily in April, with three new witnesses taking the stand for Charles Taylor.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 110

The Defense called its second witness, Yankuba Samateh, a.k.a. Yanks Smythe, on Monday February 22, 2010.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 109

The Prosecution’s questions during cross-examination focused primarily on Taylor’s claim that he was appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Committee of Five (a group o

Special Court for Sierra Leone, CDF and RUF Trials, Updates 94-97

Due to a gap in staffing, four weeks of proceedings at the Special Court for Sierra Leone went unreported by the War Crimes Studies Center in May 2007, thus Special Court Monitoring Program Updates

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 108

Taylor‘s direct-examination, conducted by his Lead Counsel, Courtenay Griffiths, QC, lasted thirteen weeks.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Rule 98 Pleadings

April 2009 marked the halfway point in the case of Prosecutor v. Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 107

After 205 days—or 41 full weeks—of court sessions, examination of the Prosecution’s 91st and final witness concluded on January 30, 2009.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 106

The trial against Charles Taylor rushed ahead in the month of October: the Prosecution called 32 witnesses in 17 days of trial, and the parties litigated several noteworthy procedural issues.

Effective, Efficient, and Fair: an Inquiry into the Investigative Practices of the Office of the Prosecutor at the SCSL

This report began with a series of troubling insights into Prosecution investigative protocol at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (the Special Court or SCSL).

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, Update 105

Following the Court’s scheduled summer recess from July 21 to August 18, the trial of Charles Taylor got off to a slow start.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, RUF Trial, Update 103-104

This report offers a thematic overview and analysis of the evidentiary, legal, procedural, and court management issues that arose during the final session of the Revolutionary United Front (“RUF”)

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taylor Trial, The Opening of the Trial: Early Developments and Delays

The agreed timeline for Charles Taylor’s trial has been pushed back once again due to issues relating to Taylor’s legal representation.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, RUF Trial, Update 102

Early this week, the Prosecution concluded its cross examination of the first accused, Issa Sesay. After Mr.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, RUF Trial, Update 101

This week, Trial Chamber One concluded its voir dire inquiry into the post-arrest custodial interrogation of first accused, Issa Sesay.

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