Sunday, April 16, 2006

Amnesty International Online Discussion: Globalizing Justice

Ask Amnesty Online Discussion Series: Globalizing Justice
Amnesty International welcomes the surrender of former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he will face trial on eleven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. His case highlights a number of issues that human rights institutions grapple with in attempting to bring justice to situations of armed conflict, including the use of child soldiers, crimes of sexual violence, and the liability of heads of state for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The outcome of this case will be a test of the Court's ability to help end impunity in West Africa, bring justice to the victims of Sierra Leone’s civil war, and foster confidence in the rule of law.

Please join us for the final online discussion in our series, "Globalizing Justice," Tuesday, April 18th, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern. Our guest will be Kimberly Lanegran, Amnesty International USA's Country Specialist for Sierra Leone. Learn more about what the trial of Charles Taylor means to the efforts to fight impunity and protect human rights in West Africa.
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