The Charles Taylor Syndrome - Leaders Beware!!
Sri Lanka Guardian - almost 5 years
The first leader to be arrested under this regime was Slobodan Milosevic in former Yugoslavia. However, he died in prison in The Hague during his trial, which effectively precluded the Court from convicting him. Jean Kambanda was the first non-leader to be imprisoned for life for his role in the Rwanda genocide of 1994. He was a former prime minister, not the head of State. l by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne (May 01, 2012, Montreal, Sri Lanka Guardian) Last week, the Special Court for Sierra Leone – an international tribunal established in 2002 sitting in the Hague - convicted former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, of terrorism, murder, rape, sexual slavery, the use of child soldiers, enslavement and pillage, all of which according to the Court amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The significance of this decision is that it is the first time that a leader – in this case the President of a country - has been convicted in an international tribunal,
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