Taylor Made: The Pivotal Role of Liberia’s Forests and Flag of Convenience in Regional Conflict

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2001
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This report by Global Witness and International Transport Workers Federation documents the important role played by the Liberian timber industry and shipping register in fuelling regional insecurity. The timber industry was used, by the Liberian government, to traffic arms while also being Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front’s (RUF) main source of income. Revenues derived from the timber industry and shipping register also funded President Charles Taylor’s notorious security forces, implicated in numerou human rights abuses.

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