Who will convict the NATO war criminals? By Abayomi Azikiwe

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By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
May 4, 2012

Danger U.S. war crimes ahead

Image by Bird Eye via Flickr

Charles Taylor, former rebel leader and head of state in the West African country of Liberia, was convicted on April 26 by the Special Tribunal on Sierra Leone. The court, held in the Netherlands, was ostensibly set up by the United Nations in conjunction with the Sierra Leone government.

Taylor’s conviction represents the first case in which a sitting political leader was removed and put on trial for supposed violations of both international and domestic law.

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