LIBERIA:  Chief Justice Francis Korkpor Tenure Draws To An End

Liberia’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor
Liberia’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor

The Chief Justice of the Supreme County of Liberia, His Honor Francis Korkpor on Monday, March 14, 2022 paid his last respect as head of Liberia’s highest court.

During the opening of the court, the Chief Justice disclosed that he will be retiring upon his 70th birth anniversary on September 5, this year

Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has made his final appearance as head of the country’s judiciary system.

Justice Korkpor became the second post war Chief Justice of Liberia after he succeeded Cllr. Johnnie Lewis in September 2012.

The Chief Justice retirement is in fulfillment of Article 72 (b) of the constitution of Liberia which among other things states that the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and judges of subordinate courts of records shall be retired at the age seventy.

Justice Korkpor will cease to be the country’s Chief Justice by September 5 this year after turning seventy years old.

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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.

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