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Posts published by “Gentian Zyberi”

I work at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights of the University of Oslo. Previously I have worked at the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights of Utrecht University. During the last seventeen years I have done research, published and taught in the areas of international human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and public international law at universities in the Netherlands, US, China, Albania and Norway.

Taylor trial comes to an end – verdict expected in the coming months

Charles Ghankay Taylor, the former President of Liberia, was indicted under seal on 7 March 2003 while in office. The indictment was announced on 4 June 2003 on his first trip outside of Liberia. In August 2003 Taylor resigned as president and went into exile in Nigeria. He was transferred to the Special Court for Sierra Leone on 29 March 2006. Due to concerns about regional security were the trial to be held in Sierra Leone, the Special Court arranged for the trial to be held at The Hague, first at the ICC premises and later on at the premises…