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  Charles Taylor Transferred to The Hague
Former Liberian warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor is being transferred to The Hague for a war crimes trial.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor (L) is escorted by UN officials from helicopter to plane bound for the Netherlands
Taylor is facing 11 counts, including the use of child soldiers, sexual slavery, and rape.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-06-20-voa11.cfm   (520 words)

 Charles Taylor Faces Court in Sierra Leone - Worldpress.org
Taylor was traveling with his wife and son in a jeep with diplomatic plates.
Taylor is the third of 15 children, descendents of freed U.S. slaves who founded the Republic of Liberia in the 19th century.
Taylor is allowed to maintain his dignity and the right to a vigorous self-defense," Johnson Sirleaf said in a radio broadcast to the nation on Thursday.
www.worldpress.org /Africa/2305.cfm   (1029 words)

  Online NewsHour: Liberia's Uneasy Peace | Charles Taylor Biography | PBS
Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor was elected president of Liberia in July of 1997, garnering over 75 percent of the vote in an election that international observers deemed fair.
Taylor's ascent to power, and the election of fellow National Patriotic Party candidates to a majority of legislative seats in the National Assembly, marked what many hoped would be the end of seven years of civil strife.
Taylor was arrested in May of 1984, and a court in Boston determined that there were sufficient grounds to detain him while Liberia's request to send the fugitive back were considered.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/africa/liberia/taylor-bio.html   (1042 words)

 Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC) | Beyond Delay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles H. Taylor served in Congress for eight terms until his defeat in 2006 by Heath Shuler.
Evidence suggests Rep. Taylor has been involved in a series of fraudulent loans totaling $2.27 million made by the bank to his long-time friend and political supporter, Charles Cagle.
Taylor has come to the aid of campaign contributor, General Electric, which contributed $8,250 to his 2004 re-election and he received contributions from Jack Abramoff and his clients after coming to the aid of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe, one of Abramoff’s clients.
www.beyonddelay.org /summaries/taylor.php   (328 words)

 Charles Taylor, Dictator of the Month February, 2002
Taylor was appointed to a high position in Doe’s government in the General Services Agency of Liberia, a position that left him in charge of purchasing for the Liberian government, but was sacked in May 1983 for embezzling almost $1.000.000 and sending the funds to an American bank account.
Taylor became president of Liberia after winning the national elections in 1997, winning about three-quarters of the popular vote, although the elections were noted as probably the most legitimate in the history of Liberia, Taylor was still accused of strong-arming the electorate.
Taylor resigned as president on 11 August, 2003 after increasing pressure from President George W. Bush; he was granted asylum by Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo and at the time this article was written (Dec 2004), he continues to live in a compound in Nigeria surrounded by bodyguards.
www.dictatorofthemonth.com /Taylor/Feb2002TaylorEN.htm   (877 words)

 Charles Taylor's defense team eyes delay - Boston.com
Taylor's lawyers need more time to prepare his defense against charges he directed a campaign of murder, rape and enslavement in West Africa, his lawyer told a judge Friday Jan. 26, 2007.
Taylor has pleaded innocent to charges linked to the killing and mistreatment of thousands of people during the 10-year civil war in Liberia's neighbor to the northwest, Sierra Leone.
Taylor did not appear in the courtroom in The Hague because he is being treated for back problems, Rapp said.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/26/charles_taylors_defense_team_eyes_delay   (371 words)

 Amazon.ca: Charles Taylor: Books: Ruth Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taylor is one of the rare philosophers today who occupies an intellectual's role in the public sphere and also enjoys a distinguished reputation in academia.
Taylor is one of the most fascinating and articulate voices on today's philosophical scene, and Abbey has provided us with a useful field guide to his work.
Taylor's writings tend to be a bit diffuse- one essay here on politics and one here on epistemology- and so this introduction is very helpful for getting a general understanding of how his various ideas fit together.
www.amazon.ca /Charles-Taylor-Ruth-Abbey/dp/0691057133   (611 words)

 Charles Taylor
Taylor then goes on to develop a magnificent account of the philosophical sources of the modern Western self, starting with Plato's self-mastery and working his way through to what he calls the 'epiphanies of modernism'.
Taylor's efforts at 'philosophical archaeology' in Sources of the Self follow from his claim that articulation of the self's sources is an essential part of the antidote to the malaise of modernity.
Taylor argues for the possibility of a transvaluation of goods that would open the way for a reconciliation of the demands of pluralism, which he believes can be achieved through what he calls a language of perspicuous contrast.
www.philosophers.co.uk /cafe/phil_may2003.htm   (754 words)

 Charles Taylor
Taylor, born in January 1948, is described in the western press as descended from a Liberian mother and an "Americo-Liberian" father.
Charles Frederick Taylor Senior and Alberta Taylor, Maisie's mother, were brother and sister and were both born in the first decade of this century.
Charles Frederick Taylor became a teacher like his father, but he soon left Point for Port of Spain, whereas his sister remained down south, where she married George Warner and bore his five children, starting in 1923 with Maisie.
www.nalis.gov.tt /Biography\bio_CharlesTaylor.html   (2205 words)

 President Charles Ghankay Taylor
Charles Taylor was born in Arthington, near Monrovia, on January 28, 1948.
Charles Taylor also became involved in radical Liberian student politics, joined the Union of Liberian Associations (ULA), and already showed his leadership ambitions by becoming its national chairman.
Taylor did not wait to be caught by Doe’s men and fled to the USA in October 1983.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org /charles_taylor.htm   (1207 words)

 CNN.com - UK willing to jail Charles Taylor - Jun 15, 2006
Beckett acknowledged that Taylor's presence in Sierra Leone, where he is prison, "remains a threat to peace in that region." Taylor's serving his sentence in Britain would be subject to parliament passing the necessary legislation, she said.
Taylor is accused of fueling a bloody civil war in Sierra Leone that led to widespread murder, rape and mutilation.
Taylor was president of Liberia -- where he is also blamed for fueling a lengthy civil war -- until 2003, when he was forced from office under heavy international pressure, much of it from the United States.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/africa/06/15/taylor.nigeria/index.html   (543 words)

 Charles Taylor - Congresspedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles H. Taylor was a Republican who represented North Carolina's 11th Congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007.
Taylor serves on the advisory board of National Wilderness Institute, an organization that claims to be the "voice of reason on the environment." NWI is dedicated to weakening the Endangered Species Act and other environmental protections.
Taylor has been heavily criticized by his 2006 re-election opponent, former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler, for his reliance on earmarking to serve non-profit groups (who do not pay taxes).
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Charles_Taylor   (1187 words)

 TPMmuckraker: Charles Taylor Archives
Charles Taylor (R-NC) has a remarkable talent for steering federal dollars to benefit properties that he owns, The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.
For Taylor, a large landowner in the mountains of western Carolina, the issue comes down to principle: The federal government is already the largest landowner in the country, and he believes that no additional tax dollars should go to more land buying for this or any other memorial.
The AP reported in November that "Taylor said he intervened because he wanted to preserve the program so the Eastern Band of Cherokee in his state could eventually win money." But it would seem that preserving the program and abusing the program so that a wealthy tribe got free money should be two different things.
www.tpmmuckraker.com /archives/cats/charles_taylor   (2046 words)

 ZNet |Africa | Charles Taylor on Trial
Charles Taylor, formerly most feared warlord (and subsequently Liberia’s maximum president), handcuffed and dressed in a white flowing gown partly covered by a bullet-proof vest, descended from the helicopter flanked by UN soldiers.
Taylor was then in Ghana, the host of the Ghanaian government, and was engaged in peace talks, aimed at ending Liberia’s then ever-widening humanitarian catastrophe, which were sponsored by the African Union and the UN.
It is not that Taylor does not deserve to be behind bars; of all people he eminently deserves to face justice for the wars he instigated in the region and for which he gained immensely.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=2&ItemID=10040   (1949 words)

 Newsvine - charles-taylor
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is believed to have substantial financial assets despite his demand that the court prosecuting him for war crimes cover his legal costs because he is indigent, U.N. investigators said in a report obtained Thursday.
Potential defense witnesses for Charles Taylor are refusing to testify at the former Liberian president's war crimes trial for fear of being slapped with U.N. travel bans, Taylor's lawyer told a court Monday.
Charles Taylor is about to go on trial for war crimes committed while he was the president of Liberia, but the issue is what should happen once the trial is over.
www.newsvine.com /charles-taylor   (1103 words)

 Charles Taylor's son held in U.S. - Boston.com
The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor was ordered held without bail Wednesday on U.S. passport fraud charges.
Charles McArthur Emmanuel, 29, also known as Charles "Chuckie" Taylor Jr., was arrested last week after arriving at Miami International Airport from Trinidad.
Taylor, president of Liberia from 1997 to 2003, faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a United Nations-backed special court for his alleged role in a civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/04/05/charles_taylors_son_held_in_us   (256 words)

 Trial Watch : Charles Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On 23 July 2003, Charles Taylor opposed to this indictment and the arrest warrant stating that as a head of State at the time of the issuance of the indictment and the arrest warrant he enjoyed immunity from prosecution.
It found that Charles Taylor is subject to the jurisdiction of the Court and rejected his preliminary motion.
On June 16, 2006, the UN Security Council authorized the transfer of Charles Taylor to The Hague, to be judged in the facilities of the International Criminal Court.
www.trial-ch.org /en/trial-watch/profile/db/legal-procedures/charles_taylor_98.html   (769 words)

 Charles Taylor - Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited - Reviewed by Philip L. Quinn, University of ...
Taylor praises James for telling us more than anyone else about what it is like to stand on the cusp between these two great options, having little or nothing more to go on than the gut feeling that there may be something of tremendous importance at stake in one’s decision.
Taylor is, of course, too shrewd to fall prey to the illusion that all, or almost all, contemporary believers are happy with his post-Durkheimian dispensation.
Taylor may intend to defuse criticism of this kind by remarking on “the unfortunate fact that James is neglected by contemporary academic philosophers, with a few honorable exceptions” (22).
ndpr.nd.edu /review.cfm?id=1235   (2998 words)

 Hampton Arts - History of the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
Grace Taylor Armstrong, built what was to become one of Hampton’s most familiar and well loved buildings — The Charles H. Taylor Memorial Library.
Armstrong conveyed in trust, the land and building to be known as The Charles H. Taylor Memorial Library “for the use and benefits of the residents of Elizabeth City County, including the City of Hampton, and the incorporated Towns and communities within said county.”
The design of the building is neo-classical and is said to be modeled after a particular favorite of Grace Taylor Armstrong — the Courthouse in Elizabeth City County.
www.hamptonarts.net /arts_center   (459 words)

 CNN.com - Charles Taylor: A wanted man - Dec. 4, 2003
Taylor, who has been accused by human rights groups of masterminding regional conflicts, was indicted in June by a U.N.-backed war crimes court in neighboring Sierra Leone on charges he armed and trained rebels in exchange for diamonds.
Taylor was born in 1948 -- the third of 15 children of Americo-Liberian parents, descendants of the freed American slaves who established the Liberian republic in the 19th century.
Taylor's faction emerged from the fighting as the dominant force, and when special elections were held in 1997, he and his National Patriotic Party won an overwhelming victory.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/06/10/liberia.taylor   (666 words)

 Charles Taylor: Africa's monster - Independent Online Edition > Profiles
Charles Ghankay McCarthy Boye Dakphanna Taylor, the small man with many names, was last year described as the third most wanted war crimes suspect in the world - after Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic, whose recent death has left a cell vacant for Taylor in The Hague.
Taylor, whom one African commentator yesterday described as having "a set of inward teeth like a boa constrictor", is the man human rights groups accuse of being responsible for wars and instability right across West Africa for more than a decade.
Charles Taylor had a privileged upbringing as the descendant of freed American slaves for whom Liberia was created.
news.independent.co.uk /people/profiles/article354956.ece   (1847 words)

 Charles Taylor, 2003 People in the News — Infoplease.com
Taylor and Slobodan Milosevic are the only two sitting presidents to have been indicted by the tribunal.
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www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0908422.html   (226 words)

 Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor, the warlord who brought 14 years of death and destruction to Liberia, yielded the presidency under pressure from rebels, the United States and West African neighbors - but not before vowing, "I will be back."
Taylor surrendered power to his vice president as rebels lay siege to the capital, and then flew into exile in Nigeria.
Taylor flew to Abuja, the Nigerian capital, within three hours of resigning as president.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2003-08/12/content_358815.htm   (664 words)

 Liberian President Charles Taylor Resigns - General - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President Charles Taylor, the former warlord blamed for 14 years of bloodshed in Liberia and indicted for war crimes in Sierra Leone, resigned Monday and surrendered power to his vice president.
Taylor, who has reneged on repeated promises to resign, began his farewell address by exhorting the international community to help Liberia.
Taylor was elected president in 1997 on threats of plunging the country into renewed bloodshed.
www.redorbit.com /news/general/12212/liberian_president_charles_taylor_resigns/index.html   (845 words)

 Charles Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles Taylor is planning to acquire Tindall Riley, the manager of mutual insurance associations, but the price has not yet been finalised.
Charles Taylor is to acquire Richards Hogg, the marine average adjuster and claims consultant, for up to £11m.
Charles Taylor, the insurance management services concern, is planning to join the Stock Exchange with a value of about £30m.
www.ukbusinesspark.co.uk /chr45031.htm   (69 words)

 AIUK : Nigeria: 'International fugitive' Charles Taylor must not be allowed to escape trial
The organisation said that the warrant for Charles Taylor's arrest issued by the Special Court, an international court, remains in effect, and that if he has left Nigeria he should now be considered an "international fugitive".
"Allowing Charles Taylor to escape trial would be a human rights scandal and a slap in the face for the thousands of victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murders, amputations, rapes, sexual slavery and the use of child soldiers that took place during the conflict in Sierra Leone," said Kolawole Olaniyan.
Charles Taylor has been living in Calabar, Nigeria since 2003, when he was offered asylum by the Nigerian government.
www.amnesty.org.uk /news_details.asp?NewsID=16909   (461 words)

 Amazon.com: Charles Taylor (Philosophy Now): Books: Ruth Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taylor is one of the rare philosophers today who occupies an intellectual's role in the public sphere and also enjoys a distinguished reputation in academia.
Taylor is one of the most fascinating and articulate voices on today's philosophical scene, and Abbey has provided us with a useful field guide to his work.
Taylor's writings tend to be a bit diffuse- one essay here on politics and one here on epistemology- and so this introduction is very helpful for getting a general understanding of how his various ideas fit together.
www.amazon.com /Charles-Taylor-Philosophy-Ruth-Abbey/dp/0691057141   (1081 words)

 Charles Taylor Page
Charles Taylor was born in Saskatchewan where he spent his formative years.
Taylor often chooses themes that have social messages such as the persecution of women, religious and political oppression, and especially, man's mistreatment of the environment.
Charles uses a variety of media to produce his work, which falls into a number of different genres including: abstraction, surrealism, expressionism, and realism.
www.brokenfence.org /charles_taylor.html   (172 words)

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