Atty. Glasgow Amplifies Cry For War Crime Court
A Liberian lawyer, Attorney Herbert Glasgow has intensified his campaign for the setting up of a war and economic crime court following several years of civil war in Liberia.
He said key players during the civil war cannot be moving freely while victims and their family members are grieving on a daily basis.
Tales of atrocities dominate account of Liberia civil war but not a single person has been tried for war crimes in the country’s courts.
This is despite the estimated 250,000 dead, amounting to around 8% of the population at the time, and survivors willing to testify about the conflicts from 1989 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003.
According to Attorney Glasgow, impunity has long denied Liberia many deserving development opportunities in the wake of the lip service given to the implementation of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that call for those involved in war and economic crimes to account.
The legal practitioner said as Liberians go to the polls to elect another badge of leaders in 2023, it is about time that President George ensures that major actors of the Liberian civil war are brought to justice to account for their actions that led to the deaths of around 250,000 innocent lives. He also called on Liberians to reject at the polls all those indicted for war and economic crimes.
Meanwhile, Attorney Glasgow seized the moment to call on former warlords including Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson, Grand Gedeh County Representative George Boley, Professor Alhagi Kromah and Sekou Damate Conneh to offer themselves to face justice for the actions of their respective rebel groups.
Meanwhile, the lawyer has decried the prevailing economic hardship of Liberians due to high economic crisis facing the country as many investment groups are nowhere to be found as government alone cannot be the means of employment.