Taylor takes the stand
For the last two months, former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been testifying in his own defence before the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). But despite an initial flurry of coverage, the public gallery and pressroom have been virtually empty for most of that time. As the court heads for a three-week recess starting October 5th, the IJT takes a look at the defence strategy thus far.
Liberians gripped by Taylor trial
The appearance of former Liberian president Charles Taylor before the United Nations backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in The Hague is generating huge interest and excitement in his home country.
Interview: Mark Danner on US torture inquiry
When United States Attorney General Eric Holder last month appointed a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of CIA prisoner abuse, he must have known that he was opening a political can of worms. But, as US journalist Mark Danner argues, by choosing to investigate only those agents who operated outside the guidelines laid down in the notorious Bush administration “torture memos”, Holder also risks setting some unwelcome legal precedents.
"Death flight"pilot held
An Argentine-Dutch pilot was arrested in Spain on September 22nd at the request of Argentina.
ICTR: Genocide indictee arrives in Arusha
A former Rwandan politician indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for his role in the 1994 genocide, was brought to Arusha on September 20th after being arrested in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At his initial appearance before the court, he pleaded not guilty to all charges.
ICC: Germain Katanga to stand trial
The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a claim by Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga that he should not be prosecuted before the ICC.
USA: CACI International cleared of Abu Ghraib crimes
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a lower level court’s ruling that CACI International must face a lawsuit regarding alleged abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.