The Mob or the Court: Who Serves Justice Better?

Two important trials concluded this past week, one involving the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s sentencing of former Liberian president Charles Taylor and the other involving Egypt’s transitional government’s prosecution of former president Hosni Mubarak.

Both former tyrants were sentenced to prospective life sentences, with the 64-year-old Taylor receiving 50 years in prison and the 84-year-old Mubarak receiving 25 years behind bars.… [Read more]