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Taylor guilty of war crimes

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Q&A on the Charles Taylor verdict

Charles Taylor on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity Credit: REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Why is today's judgement at the Hague significant? How did the trial come about? Why isn't Charles Taylor facing trial in Liberia, where he allegedly committed many of the crimes?

Human Rights Watch answers all of these questions and many more here.

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