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Prosecuting Charles Taylor
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Charles Taylor is set to appear before Sierra Leone's Special Court.

Allan Little talks to the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone about the upcoming trial of its biggest indictee, Charles Taylor.

The war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone were designed as a brave and revolutionary step forward in pursuit of international justice.

But just how effective have they been and why do so many accuse them of administering only victors' justice?

Allan Little talks to Stephen Rapp about the upcoming trial of Charles Taylor. Will his trial result in justice for the people of Sierra Leone?

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