The Hague

VIDEO: Former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

Charles Taylor, 64, the former leader of Liberia, convicted war criminal and American college student, will very likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison as punishment for the role he played in the violent crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.

Conflict & Justice

Mladic War Crimes Trial Suspended

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was suspended Thursday because of a clerical error by the prosecution. Earlier, the court heard a detailed description of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which Mladic is accused of ordering.

Charles Taylor, former leader of Liberia, found guilty of war crimes

A special court for the United Nations Thursday announced that its judges had found CHarles Taylor, the former president of the West African nation of Liberia, guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war. The verdict is the penultimate moment of a five-year trial, with sentencing scheduled for May.

Verdict expected this week in war crimes trial of Liberia's Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor, the one-time president of Liberia who insists he had close ties to the U.S. intelligence services, will find out this week whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Taylor is accused of financing and arming rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone, encouraging and abetting their war atrocities.


Dutch church ends 96-day service as Armenian family spared deportation

The Tamrazyans, a family of five whose asylum claim had previously been denied, were spared deportation after the four government coalition parties on Tuesday agreed to review several hundred asylum cases involving children who’d spent most of their lives in the Netherlands or were born there.