December 4, 2003 - Interpol puts out a global arrest warrant for Taylor.
March 16, 2006 - The indictment against Taylor is amended and reduced to 11 counts.
March 29, 2006 - Taylor is recaptured and taken into custody by border guards in northern Nigeria as he tried to leave the country with his wife.
March 29, 2006 - Taylor arrives at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he is taken into custody on war-crimes charges.
April 3, 2006 - Taylor appears at a U.N.-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone and pleads not guilty to 11 war crimes charges.
June 30, 2006 - Taylor is transferred to The Hague in the Netherlands for trial.
June 4, 2007 - Taylor boycotts the opening of his trial, calling it a "charade" in a letter read by his attorney, Karim Ahmad Khan.
January 7, 2008 - Taylor appears in court as his war crimes trial resumes.
June 2010 - The prosecution, which had rested its case against Taylor in 2009, is allowed to reopen its case. The move is done to allow for the testimony of model Naomi Campbell and actress Mia Farrow regarding "blood diamonds" that Taylor may have given Campbell in 1997.
March 11, 2011 - Taylor's trial concludes.
April 26, 2012 - Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting rebels who raped, killed and mutilated civilians in neighboring Sierra Leone.
May 16, 2012 - At a sentencing hearing at the court in the Netherlands, Taylor says that terrible things happened in Sierra Leone, for which there can be no justification, but his role in the conflict was much different than represented. "I pushed the peace process hard. Contrary to how I have been portrayed in this court."
May 30, 2012 - Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison.
January 22, 2013 - Taylor's lawyers argue an appeal of Taylor's conviction for war crimes. The court is not expected to issue a ruling for several months.