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  • Former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, was convicted this morning of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leonean civil war (1991 – 2002). The verdict issued by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), sitting in The Hague, marks an important conviction in international criminal law. Taylor is the first former African head of state to be tried...

  • The the International Security Sector Advisory Team at Geneva Cetre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces's Community of Practice recently posted a blog about the new book, International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict Countries. The book editors, Edda Kristjánsdóttir, André Nollkaemper and Cedric Ryngaert, hosted a book launch last week.

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  • Starting in May of this year, the prosecution of genocide acts in Rwanda will wind down. The Gacaca courts will hold thier closing ceremony on May 4, 2012, with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda closing its prosecutions before the court of first instance over the summer. (Note: the ICTR will continue operations to 2014 to complete appeals). From there, Rwandans will go through...