Former TRC Chair Seeks Economic Sanctions For Weah-Led Gov’t, For Its Alleged Failure To Establish War Crimes Court

Former Liberia TRC Chairman, Jerome Verdier

The former Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)} Cllr. Jerome Verdier is calling on the international community to impose economic sanctions on the George Weah-led government for his alleged refusal to approve the establishment of the War and Economic Crimes Court for Liberia.

Speaking on VOA radio, Cllr. Verdie said, the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah seems not to be interested in the establishment of the court aimed bringing to justice those who have committed heinous crimes and crimes against humanity, thus shielding them.

He noted that the establishment of the court in Liberia  will serve as a deterrent for any would be trouble who feel that they do the same and go with impunity. He said sanctions are good, they will help to correct those missteps that were made that took away innocent lives.

Recently, majority members of the House of Representatives overwhelmingly signed a resolution for the establishment of the court in Liberia, by the executive is yet to make its position clear on the issue.

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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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