Charles Taylor

Conflict & Justice

Three Prong Approach to Stopping Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been accused to using chemical weapons on his own people. So why isn't he being investigated by the International Criminal Court? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rebecca Hamilton, author of 'Fighting for Darfur.'

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.

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.


Conflict & Justice

Pinochet case and human rights today

Ten years ago today the Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was arrested. His case has become a benchmark for the international human rights movement. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive.

Arts, Culture & Media

The women in white

The film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" documents the story of a group of women who organized protests for peace aimed at ending Liberia's nearly 20-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee was the driving force behind the movement.