Special Court for Sierra Leone will soon complete Charles Taylor case

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Justice Shireen Avis Fisher

The UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone will soon complete its final case, that of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

That's what the Court's President Justice Shireen Avis Fisher told the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

That final judgement will determine Mr. Taylor's guilt or innocence. The Court will then transition to residual status and close its doors. It will be the first international criminal tribunal to do so.”

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The Special Court for Sierra Leone is scheduled to close in September 2013.

It was established a decade ago to prosecute those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law and national law committed during the country's civil war.

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