When Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, was arrested 17 months ago on war crimes charges and ordered to face international judges, it was heralded as a milestone for justice in Africa. His trial, the first war crimes trial for an African president, was to start in April. But having barely begun, the case has already lost its momentum. Last Monday, hearings were postponed for the fourth time this year, and the court is now set to reconvene in January.
Monday, August 27, 2007
NY Times on Taylor Trial
In today's New York Times, reporter Marlise Simons writes about the delays in Charles Taylor trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (sitting in The Hague). A taste: