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UN hails work by Sierra Leone court to strengthen women’s access to justice

The United Nations today praised the “historic” work done by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) to prosecute sexual and gender-based crimes committed during conflicts, and called for increased support for the Court’s work from the international community.

Special Court sentences former Liberian leader Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison

The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today sentenced convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for planning and for aiding and abetting crimes committed by Sierra Leonean rebel forces during the country's decade-long civil war.

UN officials welcome court’s guilty verdict in Charles Taylor trial

United Nations officials today welcomed the guilty verdict handed down against former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).