The judge has said that Charles Taylor provided "sustained and persistent" support to rebel groups in Sierra Leone during the civil war.
The support included food, financial support, arms and the provision of "herbalists" to drug child soldiers in preparation for conflict.
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.