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War & Economic Crimes Court

Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission completed its work and in its final report, issued several recommendations that included the establishment of a special court for war crimes committed pre and during the civil war.

 

However, despite many promises by Liberia's governments, a court has never materialized. War victims continue to cry out for justice, but their cries have only fallen on deaf ears. 

The recent decision by President Joseph Nyuma Boakai to set up the office of the war and economic crimes court is a good step in the direction of ending the culture of impunity in Liberia and bringing justice to survivors. 

Amid renew calls for a War Crimes Court, the long-arm of the law is gradually catching up to perpetrators. 

Note to readers: some stories may be distressing.

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