On the sidelines of his legislative engagements at the Capitol Building in Monrovia yesterday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, has consented to UN on Human Rights Check-List Legislations when he met with the Legal Consultant of United Nations in Liberia on Human Rights, Madam Mama Fatima Singhateh.
The United Nations consultant in Liberia and Speaker Chambers discussed issues surrounding the possibility of gathering a check-list of legislations on human rights.
During the sidelines conversations, Speaker Chambers told the UN’s Legal Consultant that the Liberian Legislature looks forward to working with the United Nations on the matter.
The Speaker of the Liberian Legislature asserted that it’s about time that the United Nations works with African nations to improve their economies. He said most of the rights issues in Liberia and several other African countries are due to underperforming economies.
The Speaker has, at the same time, called on the United Nations to work with other Western nations to mitigate other existing human rights violations globally.
For her part, Madam Singhateh, who flanked by the House’s Committee Chairperson on Peace, Religion and National Reconciliation, with over sight on Human Rights, Hon. Dorwohn Twain Gleekia, told Speaker Chambers that she is working for the United Nations in Liberia to bring about a check-list of all existing human rights laws in Liberia and those under consideration at the Liberian Legislature.
She named some human rights laws in Liberia that the United Nations takes interest in as Liberia’s Domestic Violence Law, laws affecting FGM, Child/Children Rights Laws, women’s rights, and access to health, education, Water, atrocities during conflicts, amongst others.