Because of an agreement that was struck at the very start of this whole process, it's almost certain Charles Taylor will serve his sentence in a British prison. But he is likely to appeal today's verdict, so the chances are, he won't be transferred there until much later in the year.
The prosecutors here today were understandably delighted with events. They made history in The Hague but they say far more important than that is the message it sends to dictators elsewhere: 'You can no longer rule with impunity, you can no longer rule with the gun.'
The former Liberian president Charles Taylor was today found guilty of 'aiding and abetting' war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war
The former Prime Minister Tony Blair has told ITV News that the UK played a strong role in freeing the country from 'gangster and thugs'
Charles Taylor is a former warlord-turned-president. He led a rebel group to that fought to overthrow the government of Liberia in 1997.