The Special Court for Sierra Leone sitting in The Hague has found that the alleged crimes were committed in Sierra Leone. It is now dealing with Charles Taylor's role in the crimes.
So far the lead justice has ruled that the prosecution failed to prove Charles Taylor's role in crimes prior to the indictment period.
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.