The lead prosecutor in the Charles Taylor case, Brenda Hollis, addressed reporters after today's verdict.
She pointed out that Mr Taylor is the first former head of state to be convicted by an international criminal tribunal since the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi leaders in 1946.
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.