Liberia: LNBA Gets Tough on TRC Report

4/2/2019

The Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) has finally endorsed the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report and the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court. The TRC report was completed in 2009, but it took the National Legislature over a decade to agree on its implementation.

The decision was reached following tense debate among 94 delegates at the end of the LNBA General Assembly. During the event, 86 out of the 94 voted for the implementation of the document. Four voted against implementation and four abstained from the process.

Interestingly, former rebel leader of the Liberia Peace Council, George Boley, was present at the event. He is one of the individuals mentioned in the TRC report, which calls for the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of heinous crimes and atrocities during 14 years of civil unrest.

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