Taylor verdict sends message that no-one is above the law - 26 April 2012Headline Title: Taylor verdict shows no-one is above the law The conviction of Charles Taylor by the Special Court for Sierra Leone sends out a clear message to leaders the world over that no-one is immune from justice - but while the verdict brings so Charles Taylor's conviction is a milestone, but in Sierra Leone, thousands are yet to see their perpetrators brought to justice. Media Node: Taylor on TV Story Location: United Kingdom 7° 14' 30.7356" N, 10° 32' 48.75" W See map: Google Maps “Today's verdict sends an important message to high-ranking state officials; no matter who you are, you will be brought to justice for crimes.” Source: Brima Abdulai Sheriff, Director of Amnesty International Sierra Leone.
Charles Taylor guilty of aiding Sierra Leone war crimes - 26 April 2012Headline Title: Charles Taylor guilty of aiding Sierra Leone war crimes International judges in the Hague have found former Liberian president Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war. Today's Hague verdict for former Liberian leader Charles Taylor is a reminder that no high-ranking state official can evade justice. Media Node: Charles Taylor Story Location: United Kingdom 9° 39' 46.2636" N, 11° 51' 54.8424" W See map: Google Maps “While today's conviction brings some measure of justice to the people of Sierra Leone, Taylor and the others sentenced by the Special Court are just the tip of the iceberg.” Source: Brima Abdulai Sheriff, Director of Amnesty International Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone: Pregnant women still denied lifesaving medical care - 6 September 2011Women and girls in Sierra Leone still face serious challenges accessing medical care during pregnancy and childbirth. Teaser image: More than a year after the launch of the Free Health Care Initiative, pregnant women and girls in Sierra Leone continue to face serious challenges in accessing the drugs and medical care crucial fo Files: The government has introduced some initiatives but much remains to be done