Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Timetable Charles Taylor hearing

Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Timetable for oral appeal hearing against Charles Taylor 22-23 January 2013

THE HAGUE, Netherland, January 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The timetable for oral arguments in the appeal of the Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor will be as follows:

January 22, 2013

10:00 – 11:30 : Prosecutor’s Submissions

11:30 – 11:45 : Break

11:45 – 13:00 : Prosecutor’s Submissions contd.

13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 : Taylor’s Submissions

15:30 – 15:45 : Break

15:45 – 17:00 : Taylor’s Submissions

 

January 23, 2013

 

10:00 – 11:30 : Prosecutor’s Response

11:30 – 11:45 : Break

11:45 – 13:15 : Taylor’s Response

13:15 – 14:15 : Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:00 : Prosecutor’s Reply

15:00 – 15:45 : Taylor’s Reply

Source: APO

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The Court is located in Freetown. Currently , eleven people have been indicted by the Special Court, charged with war crimes , crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. Indictments against two of the accused were dropped after their deaths.The trials are placed into 3 groups: Revolutionary United Front, Civil Defence Forces and Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, only one trial, the one of Charles Taylor, was moved to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Our series’goal is to present the reasons that led to the establishment of The Special Court , and to offer an overview of the cases brought before The Court. We also want to add background materials such as basic documents on the tribunal and documents on the conflict.

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