Establishment Of War, Economic Crimes Court Gains Momentum, As 51 Of 73 Lawmakers Sign

Speaker Bhofal Chambers

Hundreds of Liberians who have committed serious war and economic crimes over the years and have been living with the culture of impunity will now regret their role played in these situations as 51 of the 73 members of the House Representatives have signed a resolution given a complete ‘Green light’ for the establishment of this court in Liberia.

The decision of the lawmakers of the lawmakers came five days after President George Weah’s message to the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in which he outlined major steps to bring justice for atrocities committed during Liberia’s civil wars (1989-2003) by endorsing a war and economic crimes

The latest development on the part of the lawmakers has been well received by Liberians, including those of war crimes advocates noting that the bringing to justice of those who committed heinous crimes during the country’s civil war, and also those who economically robbed the country of its natural resources be brought to book through a justice system.

Speaking to our staff, some Liberians who are very supportive of the establishment of this court said they are overwhelmed, and have highly graded the Liberian leader, President George Weah for registering his government commitment for the establishment of the war and economic crimes court in Liberia.

“Those who killed people in cold blood during the country’s sense and brutal civil war must be brought to justice; their days of living with impunity are numbered,” Nathaniel Wilson speaking to our reporter noted.

For the past months, Senator Prince Johnson, one of those whose armed faction, the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL) murdered hundreds of innocent Liberians has been calling for the establishment of an economic crime court instead of the war crimes court in Liberia.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.