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Special Court Monitoring Program Update #116

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #116

Charles Taylor Trial Report October and November 2010 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. During this reporting period, the last Defense witness was called and the Chamber ruled on several [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #115

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #115

Charles Taylor Trial Report August and September 2010 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. Issa Sesay concluded his testimony and the Defense called DCT-008, a Liberian radio operator for Taylor’s Special [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #114

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #114

Charles Taylor Trial Report July 2010 Trial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to hear evidence from Defense witnesses this month in the case against Charles Taylor. Proceedings were cut short at the end of the month (July 19 – July 23), when the Trial Chamber entered its week long summer recess. The Trial [...]

 
The Trial of Charles Taylor Part I: Prosecuting “Persons Who Bear the Greatest Responsibility”

The Trial of Charles Taylor Part I: Prosecuting “Persons Who Bear the Greatest Responsibility”

Charles Taylor Trial Report June 2010 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 Sierra Leone (SCSL or “Court”). Since the Court began in 2004, the War Crimes [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #113

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #113

Charles Taylor Trial Report June 2010 Trial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to hear evidence from Defense witnesses this month in the case against Charles Taylor. Proceedings were cut short at the end of the month (June 28 – July 2), when the Defense team asked the Trial Chamber to take an [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #112

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #112

Charles Taylor Trial Report May 2010 Trial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to hear evidence from Defense witnesses this month in the case against Charles Taylor. Witnesses, all of whom were NPFL insiders, testified about the early days of the NPFL, and told the Court that Taylor did not [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #111

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #111

Charles Taylor Trial Report April 2010 The Defense case moved ahead steadily in April, with three new witnesses taking the stand for Charles Taylor. By the end of this reporting period, Taylor’s Defense team had called a total of eleven witnesses. Much of the testimony this month focused on events [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #110

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #110

Charles Taylor Trial Report 22 February – 31 March 2010 The Defense called its second witness, Yankuba Samateh, a.k.a. Yanks Smythe, on Monday February 22, 2010. By the second week of March, the Defense had increased the pace at which it was calling witnesses, with six witnesses completing testimony during [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #109

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #109

Charles Taylor Trial Report 10 November 2009 – 18 February 2010 This report provides an in-depth review of the cross-examination and subsequent re-examination of Charles Taylor in the Special Court for Sierra Leone case Prosecutor v. Charles Taylor. Taylor first took the stand in his own defense on July 14, 2009. [...]

 
Monitoring Program — Case 001: Update #22

Monitoring Program — Case 001: Update #22

Prosecutor v Kaing Guek Eav, alias ‘Duch’ Report #22 Final Weekly Report Summary, Week Ending December 6, 2009 The following report provides an overview of the proceedings in the Duch trial, with a view to summarizing the “lessons learned” from the ECCC’s first case, both for future cases at the [...]

 
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