Symposium To Prosecute Human Traffickers Held In Monrovia

A one day symposium for trial lawyers of the National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Person (TIP), contracted to assist the Ministry of Justice in the prosecution TIP cases were held today, Saturday, October 23rd. at the Ministry of Labor in Congo Town, Monrovia.

In his opening remarks    Labor Minister Cllr. Charles Gibson welcome his professional colleagues and stressed the need for adequate preparation before the opening of November Term of Court to ensure the successful prosecution of TIP cases.

He observed that although all the contracted lawyers have vest   trial experiences , many lawyers don’t frequently come across Human Trafficking cases. He noted that the aim of the symposium was to explore and discuss the elements that need to be proven in order to establish guilt, and agreed on trial techniques and strategies for upcoming cases.

The symposium was attended by eleven contracted and in-house lawyers of the Ministry of Labor. Representative from the Ministry of Justice served as facilitator.

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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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