The United States Congress has received a resolution calling for the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, including the establishment of an extraordinary criminal tribunal for Liberia.
Sen. Prince Johnson of Nimba has warned against the establishment of a war crimes court in Liberia.
Amid growing pressure for the government to establish a war crimes court to prosecute atrocities committed during the country’s 14-year civil war, citizens of Tuzon, the hometown of slain President Samuel Kanyan Doe in Grand Gedeh, have condemned the calls.
An alleged perpetrator of the July 30, 1990 massacre at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Monrovia has been sued in a U.S. court in Pennsylvania.
Human rights groups urge Weah to investigate and prosecute wartime atrocities.
As debates continues over the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, especially on the prosecution of warlords and war actors through the establishment of a war crimes court, the presidential candidate of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings, Jr., has said he would avoid setting up a war crimes court.
Liberia is hoping for a peaceful democratic transition after a decade of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s leadership which saw her become Africa’s first female President. This is a historical moment for Liberia.
Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson and former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia has stated that he has no regrets over his role in the 14-year civil crisis.