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.
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.