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Charles Taylor verdict - a victory for women's rights

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Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly
By: Laura Angela Bagnetto in The Hague
7 min

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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