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Courtenay Griffiths: Defending Charles Taylor

“Our system of justice cannot operate unless there is a semblance of equality between prosecution and defence. Otherwise it becomes an inquisition and that would soon lose the confidence of the public.”

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BBC News, 26th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Will Charles Taylor end up in a British jail? – BBC News

“The war crimes trial of the former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, has hit the headlines in the UK after the dramatic evidence of supermodel Naomi Campbell and her former agent, Carole White. If convicted, Mr Taylor will serve his sentence in a British jail. Why is this and where might he be housed?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Campaigners try to force MoD to court over Afghan killings – The Guardian

“The prospect of a judicial review into previously covered-up civilian shootings in Afghanistan has opened up after human rights campaigners launched an attempt to take the Ministry of Defence to court.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New rules on universal jurisdiction – Ministry of Justice

“The Government is proposing new rules about how courts in England and Wales deal with people accused of serious human rights violations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Jury clears activists who broke into Brighton arms factory – The Guardian

“Five activists who caused £180,000 damage to an arms factory were acquitted after they argued they were seeking to prevent Israeli war crimes.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers move to change universal jurisdiction law – The Guardian

“The government is moving swiftly to change the law on universal jurisdiction to abolish the ability to bring private prosecutions for international crimes in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 30th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Army to be sued for war crimes over its role in Fallujah attacks – The Independent

“Allegations that Britain was complicit in the use of chemical weapons linked to an upsurge in child deformity cases in Iraq, are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Independent, 4th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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