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During the Legislative conference, Professor Olympia Beko, head of the international criminal justice unit of the human rights law centre, University of Nottingham, and David Scheffer, first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), will provide expert advice to members of the Legislature and Liberian stakeholders working on the Draft Act to Establish an Extraordinary Tribunal for War and Economic Crimes for Liberia via video-conference. Public Policy 

Is Liberia ready to address war crimes?

    The essentials: Liberia’s President George Weah is making moves that may lead to the establishment of an economic and war crimes court. This week, Weah submitted recommendations to parliament and sought advice on addressing human rights violations, war and economic crimes committed during the 14-year-long Liberian civil wars which ended in 2003. The background: President Weah appears to be bowing to pressure from civil rights groups and Liberian citizens to finally address the injustices of the wars. Although the Liberian truth and reconciliation commission recommended the establishment of a special…

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During the Legislative conference, Professor Olympia Beko, head of the international criminal justice unit of the human rights law centre, University of Nottingham, and David Scheffer, first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), will provide expert advice to members of the Legislature and Liberian stakeholders working on the Draft Act to Establish an Extraordinary Tribunal for War and Economic Crimes for Liberia via video-conference. News 

Liberia Hosts Conference on War Crimes Court

    Civitas Maxima, an organization that represented victims of War Crimes and civil society organizations have concluded a major conference on accountability for war crimes with members of the 54th Legislature. The conference was held at a resort in Monrovia from July 18-19, 2019. Selected members of the House of Representatives were invited, including the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), civil society organizations and two international experts. According to Civitas Maxima, the conference was being organized in collaboration with the administration of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom,…

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the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Cllr. Jerome Verdier, responding to a VOA Day Break Africa report on the case, welcomed the civil lawsuit against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf specifically News Politics 

Ellen, Weah, Others to Answer to War Crimes Charges

    Liberian Americans, identified as Rev. Mahn Coaley and Pastor Torli Harlan Krua have filed a lawsuit against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and others in the District Court of Massachusetts in the United States on account of their alleged roles in the 1990 war that took more than 200,000 lives and displaced countless more. Others named in the suit include President George Manneh Weah, former President Charles Taylor, Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu and Richard V. Spencer, secretary of the Navy, USA. The Court’s summons, a copy of which is…

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Butt Naked: Liberia War Time General Calls For War Crimes Court

A former fierce commando during the civil crisis and now revered minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Evangelist Joshua Blayee, is calling for all warlords as well as those who provided support to warring factions to face a war crime court in Liberia. Aliased General “Butt Naked” from his tendency of going naked while in battle, particularly in the April 6, 1996 fracas, Evangelist Blayee has since turned away from his horrid past, running a faith-based organization that caters to the needs of ex-combatants and other needy people. However,…

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We need a War Crimes Court in Liberia now

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh I saw the list, and I also read the comments of those concerned Liberians. They are powerful comments that exposed the Sirleaf administration of hypocrisy and cowardice. Truth is, the Sirleaf administration, and even President Sirleaf is indeed teetering on cowardice, hypocrisy and incompetence. The list is comprised of individuals who inspired, financed and waged a war that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Liberians, maimed countless others, raped and killed countless women and (pregnant women), sent hundreds of Liberians into their graves and into refugee camps,…

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