A ceremony marking the official induction of Judge Yusif Kaba as the new associate justice to the Supreme Court became sour on Monday following a statement from the president of the Liberia National Bar Association, Tiawan Gongloe, stating that the lawyers organziation disapproved of Kaba’s induction.
The official position of the Liberian National Bar Association has been and still is that the removal of Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh was unconstitutional. The LNBA maintains that the bill of impeachment was a product of the violation of a court order, that the impeachment was done without a procedure prescribed by the legislature as required by Article 43 of the constitution and that, by the removal of Justice Ja’neh for performing his legal duty, the Senate violated Article 73 of the constitution.
The president of National Bar Association, Tiawan Gongloe, has constituted an ad-hoc committee to draft a bill for the establishment of a special court to try individuals accused of committing war and economic crimes during the country’s prolonged civil crisis.
Charles Dave is a 52-year-old inmate who has spent 10 years at the Buchanan Central Prison on a murder conviction. He is one of the 85 inmates currently housed at the prison, 10 of which are serving life sentences.
The Cestos Magisterial court denied a motion last Thursday to dismiss the criminal coercion case against three journalists in River Cess for alleged defamation of character.
The Senate has reinforced guidelines for confirming executive nominees in keeping in line with the constitution.
Liberia’s National Bar Association is expected to hold its national convention in Gbarnga, Bong beginning November 23.