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Monrovia, Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia

Liberia: War Crimes Court Bill Lands At Capitol

Published on : 2 July 2012 - 1:40pm | By International Justice Desk (photo: Part2 Pictures)
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Calls for the establishment of a war crimes court here seems to be gaining momentum with the submission of a bill before the House of Representatives, requesting for the formation of such court to prosecute ex-warlords and others who played major role during the country's crisis period.

From our top partner allAfrica

Grand Bassa County Representative Byron Brown presented a draft bill to the House of Representatives Tuesday through plenary, calling for the establishment of a war crimes court for Liberia.

Brown, who got elected on the ticket of the opposition Liberty Party during the 2011 elections, said the ultimate purpose of the bill is to sustain the peace, achieving genuine national reconciliation and moving ahead with the national developmental agenda, unhindered.

"This has become the most prudent thing for us to do, my colleagues. It is said that giving aggressors an inch of the way does trigger in [them] false sense of greatness, thereby propelling such aggressors to an unending series of aggressions against the vulnerable of society", he stressed.

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Nicole 17 November 2012 - 10:23am / lFhlVoRQAF

Deadly accurate answer. You've hit the bulselye!

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