The Human Rights Committee’s Observations required Liberia to report by 27 July 2020 on the implementation of the recommendations regarding accountability for past crimes. Liberia has not met this deadline. We sincerely hope that Liberia will take its international treaty obligations seriously by implementing the recommendations and submitting its follow-up report to the Committee. Public Policy 

Nine organizations raise red alert over threats against human rights defenders in Liberia

  Recent credible threats against human rights defenders who, for many years, have been fighting for justice alongside victims of Liberia’s civil wars are a source of great concern, nine human rights organizations said on Wednesday. The threats were made to staff of the well-respected Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP), as well as to witnesses of alleged crimes by a recent defendant of a war crimes unit in the United Kingdom. Credible threats have also been made against Adama Dempster, secretary general of the Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy…

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This is not the first time Mr. Bility’s name has been used as blame in the ongoing arrests of Liberian war criminals abroad. It may record, according to story published by Frontpage Africa newspaper, the sister of Agnes Reeves Taylor, former wife of Liberian warlord and ruler of Liberia, blamed Hassan Bility for being responsible for the arrest of her sister Agnes by English authorities for war crimes. Op-ed 

Anti-Human Rights Group Threatens Hassan Bility

    Special Release   Liberia Human Rights Campaign, or LHRC, a premier Liberian human rights movement based in the United States of America, and its national and international partners and supporters, have learned with great disdain and with an outright condemnation of an anti-human rights group who is reportedly issuing threats against Mr. Hassan Bility, a Liberian human rights activist and executive director for Global Justice Research Project. The group is said to be using a fundraising mechanism under the name “National Mandingo Defense Funds” with members in the…

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