Sierra Leone & International Criminal Court
Sierra Leone (Krio: Salone), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. The International Criminal Court (commonly referred to as the ICC or ICCt) is a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression (although it cannot, until at least 2017, exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression). /5
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ECCC: Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the approval by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Mr. Nicholas Koumijian (USA) as new International Co-Prosecutor in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Prior to his appointment, Mr. Koumjian was Senior Appeals Counsel for the prosecution of the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He represented Abdallah Banda and Saleh Jerbo before the International Criminal Court in a case involving the situation in Darfur, and assisted victims from the Ivory Coast on a pro-bono basis. He was previously Principal Trial Attorney for the trial of Charles Taylor, headed the UN-funded Serious Crimes Unit in East Timor, and was a trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Before entering the international arena, Mr. Koumjian worked a ...
This is a teleconference panel interview on the legacy of the International Criminal Court, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal, and other international and hybrid criminal tribunals in and concerning Af...
For having behaved like Charles Taylor, Paul Kagame threatened with prosecution Paul Kagame and his cronies must be prosecuted and convicted by the Cpi, for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the DRC. _ The charge of war crimes in the U.S. State Department, Stephen Rapp, said he was very moved by the situation prevailing in the DRC in its eastern part, where subhuman who perpetuate acts offend the International Community today. In reaction, the threat of prosecution Bonaparte Paul Kagame, for his support of the rebel group M23 this negative force that strikes terror in eastern DR Congo and who has to defy the International Community. For Stephen Rapp, the situation visionary leader praised by Tony Blair and Bill Clinton for his handling of Rwanda after the season machetes apocalyptic 1994, resembles that of former President Charles Taylor's. One remembers, for supporting the rebels in Sierra Leone, he was sentenced in May 2012, the International Criminal Court to 50 years in prison. Paul Kagame is ...
On April 26, 2012, the International Criminal Court convicted Liberia’s former President Charles Taylor for his role in the commission of crimes against humanity during the war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s. For Sierra Leone, this brought a dark chapter to a close — and for Liberia as well.
Sierra Leone beware delegation of the International Criminal Court is around. So any violence da porson strategy 2 the heague . A word 4 d wise is enough. Lonta . Say no to violence nov 17 2012
Today is the day for the Misruled All Peoples Congress (APC), party that is spear headed by a renowned crook and sham president Ernest Bai Koroma. The governing party they will be nominating their presidential and parliamentarian this morning at the National Electoral Office. As the rallies takes a new style,massive looting and pick pocking is now the order of the hrs, while Sierra Leone President pleases with such criminal act. President Koroma has hired Ex-fighter to bull doze any body that did not support their rallies today. One Diplomat lambasted the KOROMA Administration for undermining the democratic principles. One Staff from the International Criminal Court, in Sierra Leone opines that Sierra Leone President may fall victims of crimes that are on going in Sierra Leone, added that look about the way and manner your President is falsifying about the Country's economy that Sierra Leone is the fastest growing economy in the whole, the diplomat added that President Koroma might be a day dreamer. The ...
For those with no time to read long articles- Here is a shorter version: Tony Gachoka has suddenly “found his conscience”. He now claims —to possess evidence of Mr Odinga’s culpability in post-election violence. He wants to “unburden” himself at the International Criminal Court. Why now? Deductive reasoning shows that Mr Gachoka isn’t acting alone. I’ll tell you why. It seems that the Dutch Government is skeptical about Mr Gachoka. That’s why the Dutch Embassy has denied him a visa to The Hague. The ICC most likely thinks Mr Gachoka is a “pest”. That means he’s vexatious and an “instrument of confusion”. In other words, he’s being used as a pawn to delegitimise the court and its cases against the Ocampo Four. Mr Gachoka is the latest cog in the scheme to save the Ocampo Four. He’s no different from Kalonzo Musyoka’s “shuttle diplomacy” to sabotage the ICC at the African Union and the United Nations.Gachoka and CO. should know that ICC isn’t going to open new invest ...
As New Nigerian Judge Jets In…More Foreign Judges To Come The judiciary of Sierra Leone has welcomed the services of a new Nigerian judge to Sierra Leone, Hon. Justice Paul to help strengthen the justice delivery sector in the country. The Nigerian judge, Hon. Justice Paul arrived in Sierra Leone on Monday July 16 with the object of working and arranging a full chamber at the High Court of Sierra Leone. Chief Justice Umu-Hawa Tejan Jalloh in welcoming the Nigerian Judge said much improvement is needed to give the Sierra Leone justice system a boost, adding that Hon. Justice Paul would deliver quality considering her wealth of experience, working at the International Criminal Court (ICC), stationed in the Hague. Among those foreign judges whom are currently servicing as contract judges, – courtsey of DFID in the Sierra Leone includes Master and Registra of the Sierra Leone Law Court, Justice Sarkodie Mensah, Ugandan Judge Hon. Justice Katlugi, Gambian born Hon. Justice St. George Joine of the post tr ...
“We have the feeling that international justice is not ruled by law,” said Rami Nakhla, an exiled Syrian activist and member of the Syrian National Council, an opposition group. “It is ruled by politics, it is ruled by circumstances. It depends on the situation, it depends how valuable this person is. That is not real justice.” The International Criminal Court was meant to replace the ad hoc courts created for a single conflict like Sierra Leone and Yugoslavia with a tribunal with global reach to investigate continuing atrocities. But the court does not have truly universal jurisdiction. It can investigate crimes only in nations that have signed the Rome Statute, which created the court, unless the Security Council refers a case. In the Middle East, where few nations have signed and many have strong allies on the Security Council, authoritarian leaders can proceed with impunity. That threatens to undermine confidence in the entire system. “So many crimes have been committed here,” said Nabeel ...
Charles Taylor was sentenced by the International Criminal Court (European nations) to 50 years for atrocities in Sierra Leone.
Naomi Campbell,the American supermodel testified against Charles Taylor at the International Criminal Court after he had denied that he was never in possession of any rough diamonds from Sierra Leone. Naomi said that she had received 'dirty looking' stones(diamonds) from Taylor at a dinner in South Africa organised for Nelson Mandela. The love of women is the undoing of many African leaders.
Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor says he's saddened by his war crimes verdict, and says his role in the Sierra Leone conflict was misrepresented.
International Criminal Court: Charles Taylor, the former Liberian President who has been tried by the International Criminal Court awaits sentencing on May 30 for terrorism, murder, rape, sexual slavery, pillage and other crimes. He is the first head of state to be indicted, tried and judged guilty by an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials after World War II. Taylor was convicted of providing moral support, weapons and operational help to Liberian-backed, drug-crazed rebels in Sierra Leone from 1996 to 2002, in exchange for blood diamonds. They burned people alive, carved their initials in peoples’ bodies, hacked off limbs and made Taylor rich. Whatever may be the sentence for his crime, Taylor will be luckier than many of his victims since there is no death penalty in International Law. Nevertheless the conviction and the impending sentence sends out an important message to high-ranking state officials that no matter what position they enjoy, they will be brought to justice for their crim ...
Peter C. Andersen, chief of outreach and public affairs for the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, provided the following information regarding a recent op-ed in The Standard-Times ("International Criminal Court is puppet for imperialists," May 3).
Little by little, the Assin North Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Akompreko Ohene Agyepong’s cup is getting full. Fellow countrymen and women, one would have thought that the tumultuous welcome received by the Kingpin of intemperate political speech would have saved him. Unfortunately for Ken, however, it is becoming increasingly clear that the hate-speech lord cannot escape the shackles of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of justice. Witnesses to the beastly genocide the likes of Charles Taylor, late Foday Sankoh and others perpetrated on the people of Liberia and Sierra Leone through their hate-speeches and other actions and inactions, subsequent to punishment smacked on them have made it explicit that inflammatory comments like that of Kennedy Agyapong will not be tolerated in society per the pronouncement soon to be made by the ICC on Charles Taylor. In the aftermath of these heinous genocides, Taylor received heroic welcome from his callous comrades all over the world similar to how the As ...
US State Department praises Sierra Leone verdict. Can they ask the US to join the International Criminal Court?
A Special Court for Sierra Leon, part of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sitting in Leidschendam, Netherlands today, found former Liberian warlord-turned-President guilty, for aiding and abetting war crimes agaist humanity; and for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone, in return for "blood diamonds". The Presiding Judge, Richard Lussick has fixed May 19 for sentencing hearing. JUSTICE SERVED!!!
A momentous day for the people of Sierra Leone, The International Criminal Court has found former Liberia President Mr Charles Taylor found Guilty of aiding rebels to Rape, kill , amputate people and other war crimes
At last, Special International Criminal Court in Hague says Charles Taylor is guilty of war crime committed in Sierra Leone and Liberia!
MT Charles is being tried by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (NOT the International Criminal Court (
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