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Heller, Jon (2013) 'The Taylor Sentencing Judgment: A Critical Analysis.' Journal of International Criminal Justice, 11 (4). pp. 835-855.

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Abstract

Despite concluding that he was liable for crimes committed in Sierra Leone only as an accessory, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) recently sentenced Charles Taylor to 50 years imprisonment, the second longest sentence in the Tribunal’s history. This article provides a critical analysis of Taylor’s sentence, asking whether it comports with the widely accepted principle that a sentence must not be ‘out of reasonable proportion’ with sentences imposed on similarly situated defendants. It concludes that, in fact, Taylor’s sentence is significantly disproportionate in comparison to other sentences imposed by the SCSL.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
ISSN: 14781387
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqt040
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2017 17:32
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21583

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