LIBERIA: War Crimes Court In Sight, As Lawmakers Draft Resolution For Its Acceptance

Rep. Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis

The establishment of the much-talked about War and Economic Crime Court in Liberia appears to be gaining ground as the House of Representatives Committee on Claims and Petition has given its blessing to this move by drafting a resolution for its establishment.

A member of the Committee speaking on a local radio station on Monday, June 17, 2019, Montserrado County District # 4 Representative, Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis said the House Committee on Claims and Petition which she chair has resolved on the establishment of war and economic crime court in Liberia.

This she said is the final position of the committee which will be communicated to the plenary of the House of Representatives; she further disclosed that the committee has drafted a resolution for the endorsement of the House’ plenary  regarding the establishment of the court.

Representative Dennis said the resolution will be calling on the Liberian leader, President George Weah for the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Report including the establishment of the court, and called on Liberians to support this initiative.

She said those who committed hideous crimes during Liberia’s brutal fifteen years civil war be brought to justice, and also said the establishment of the court in Liberia will afford those who have being accused to exonerate themselves by proving people wrong who linked them to atrocities the Liberia’s years long civil was.

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