Liberia: War Crimes Court Talks Begin

7/6/2019

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has questioned the government of Liberia's road-map for justice for victims of the Liberian Civil War and the establishment of the War Crimes Court.

Madam Bachelet also expressed alarm over the situation of Gender and Domestic violence in Liberia. She thanked the government of Liberia for the passage of the Land Rights Act while calling for the implementation of the instrument as well as the reactivation of Transparency agencies to fight issues of corruption and human rights abuses.

On the issues of the War Crimes Court, VP Howard-Taylor pointed out that the two major issues perennially discussed from the previous Government of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to the current Government were the issues of corruption and the establishment of the War Crimes Court.

"This War Memorial when established, like the case of Rwanda, will unearth the level of casualties, the identity of the victims and explain the historical occurrences involving the Liberian Civil War," VP Howard-Taylor explained.

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