U.S. Senate Vows To Sponsor War Crimes Court For Liberia, As Senator Young Pledges To Sponsor Resolution

Senator Todd Young of Washington D.C.

The establishment of War Crimes Court in Liberia is said to be gaining more support for the United States Congress, with some members have publicly vowed to sponsor the campaign in order to bring to book o those who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the nearly fifteen years Liberia bloody and brutal civil war and are living with impunity.

A source in Washington D.C., the United States hinted this outlet that the most recent United States Congressman, Tedd Young of Indiana has  vowed to add his support to several lawmakers to sponsor and introduce the Resolution, H. 1055 on the floor of the Senate, to be debated and concurred.

H.Res.1055 is to affirm strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia.

According to the Alliance for Traditional Justice (ATL) a human rights group of the United Methodist Church,  said it has established relations with the US Senator, Tedd Young who has promised to speedily sponsor and introduce the Resolution, which the US House of Representative has passed in September 7, 2018 by Representative Daniel Donovan a Representative from New York.

On November 14, 2018, the US House of Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed the Resolution supporting the creation of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia, it is the Resolution which was sent to the Senate concurrence, but has not yet been put on the floor.

Early this week it was report that the President of the United States, Donald Trump had given a ‘Green Light’ for the establishment of a War Crimes Court for Liberia, his decision according to report was heavenly influenced by Paula White-Cain, the President Religious Advisor which was also coincided with heavy lobbying with the International Justice Group (IJG) and other international rights group.

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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.