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Alain Werner
Source: Ashoka

Switzerland Finds Liberian Rebel Leader Guilty of Wartime Atrocities

This article originally appeared on The New York Times

Ashoka Fellow Alain Werner, the director of the Geneva-based legal organization Civitas Maxima, played a critical role in the conviction of former warlord Alieu Kosiah. “This is a landmark judgment, not only because it is the first war crimes conviction against a Liberian commander, but because it shows it is possible to convince a court with testimonies of victims, even almost 30 years after the facts,” Alain said.

Read the New York Times story on Kosiah's trial