SIERRA LEONE: Charles Taylor Verdict - a Victory for Women's Rights

Monday, April 30, 2012
RFI English
Western Africa
Sierra Leone
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been hailed as a milestone for gender justice. It is the first time that an international court has convicted a former head of state of responsibility for various forms of sexual violence. RFI spoke to Leone Margot Wallstrom - UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence - on the issue of sexual violence after the Charles Taylor verdict.

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