Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

25 August 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt & Hermione Gee

For more than a year Charles Taylor’s trial has taken place in relative obscurity. But since fashion model Naomi Campbell and actress Mia Farrow were asked to give evidence about a diamond Mr Taylor was alleged to have given to Campbell that has all changed. The IJT asked lead defense counsel for Mr Taylor, Courtenay Griffiths, about the challenges of conducting such a case under the spotlight.

09 July 2007 by Gibson W. Jerue

If you listen to the song publicizing the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) that plays in the Liberian national media, it would seem the Commission is proceeding at a steady clip. Sadly, this is a less than accurate reflection of reality. At The Hague, former president Charles Taylor's trial has been adjourned. Meanwhile, the TRC has been unable to set an opening date for its public hearings in Monrovia. With little success, its nine commissioners are attempting to convince Liberians and backers that they are ready and able to make the TRC work.