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Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) sentenced former Liberia President Charles Taylor to a single term
News May 30, 2012 Deena Taylor
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Charles Taylor’s Legacy‎
The guilty verdict against former Liberian president Charles Taylor, handed down on April ‎‎26 in The Hague,
Analysis May 04, 2012 Avi Krawitz
Taylor’s Defense Boycotts Trial
The three-year trial against Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president accused of war crimes, entered its final stages at The Hague with
Analysis Mar 01, 2011 Rapaport
Charles Taylor
The Charles Taylor Trial
The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague was
Analysis Feb 10, 2011 Avi Krawitz
U.S. Provides $5M in Funding for Special Court for Sierra Leone
The United States provided funds of $4.5 million for the 2011 fiscal year to help fund the war crimes trial of former Liberian
News Nov 24, 2010 Deena Taylor
Mia Farrow Claims Naomi Campbell Knew Origins of 'Dirty-Looking Stones'
Actress Mia Farrow has disputed Naomi Campbell's claim that the supermodel did not know the origins of a diamond gift from former
News Aug 09, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Campbell Confirms Diamond Gift in Taylor Testimony
British model Naomi Campbell confirmed on Thursday that she was given a rough diamond gift in South Africa in 1997, but said she did
News Aug 05, 2010 Deena Taylor
Campbell Storms Out of Blood Diamond Interview
Super model Naomi Campbell stormed out of an interview when an ABC News reporter asked her about receiving a “blood diamond” from the former
News Apr 25, 2010 Avi Krawitz
U.S. Indicts Bout, Chichakli for Supporting Taylor
The United States issued a new indictment against Viktor — also known as Victor — Bout, who, according to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
News Feb 17, 2010 Jeff Miller
Ian Smillie Addresses Human Rights, Diamonds and the Kimberley Process
  The following address was delivered by Ian Smillie of the Development Diamond Initiative, during the Rapaport International Diamond Conference in New York on September
Analysis Sep 10, 2009 Ian Smillie
UN Appoints Kamara to Special Court of Sierra Leone
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara as acting prosecutor for the Special Court of Sierra Leone. Kamara will be the first Sierra Leone citizen to
News Sep 08, 2009 Jeff Miller
Judges Dismiss Taylor's Acquittal Request
Judges at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone have rejected a request to acquit Charles Taylor, Liberia's former President, on charges of war crimes
News May 05, 2009 Jeff Miller
Prosecution Concludes Witness Testimonies in Charles Taylor Trial
One year since the start of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, the prosecution has concluded its witness testimony. Taylor, the
News Feb 09, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Diamonds in 2008: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
 If there was any doubt, 2008 certainly proved we live in interesting times. To borrow from another clichéd Chinese saying,"the times have produced
News Jan 06, 2009 Avi Krawitz
UN Extends Mandate of Panel to Assess Liberia’s Kimberley Process Compliance
The UN Security Council passed a resolution Friday extending to December 20, 2009, the mandate of the panel of experts appointed to oversee Liberia’s compliance with
News Dec 21, 2008 Avi Krawitz
WDC Focuses on KP
At the sixth annual meeting of the World Diamond Council (WDC), it was easy, at first glance, to get the impression that the 100-plus delegates
News Aug 01, 2008 Marc Goldstein
Diamond News Broadcast
  In addition to news highlights of the week, we caught up with Stephen J. Rapp, prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, to discuss progress made
News Apr 25, 2008 Rapaport News
Taylor’s Long Reach
Editor’s Note: This story contains descriptions of graphic violence that may not be suitable for some readers. The main French-language Belgian newspaper,
News Feb 01, 2008 Marc Goldstein
Diamonds in 2007: A Year of Mergers, Big Stones, Economic Swings
The year 2007 had a bit of everything for the diamond industry. Mining juniors consolidated, De Beers changed strategy, and there was a noteworthy
News Jan 09, 2008 Avi Krawitz
U.N. Security Council Renews Arms, Travel Ban on Liberia
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday (December 20, 2007) renewed its arms and travel embargoes to Liberia for another year, based
News Dec 20, 2007 Avi Krawitz
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