STAND Applauds Senate Endorsement of WECC -Urges Swift Passage of ACT for Special Court

MONROVIA: STAND, Liberia’s civil society advocacy organization, commends the honorable Liberian Senate for endorsing the House’s Resolution, which proposes the establishment of a specialized court to address war and economic crimes in Liberia.

Acknowledging the joint efforts of House Speaker J. Fonati Koffa and Pro Tempore Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence, STAND underscores that the absence of an ACT to create a special court renders the Resolution ineffective.

The ongoing denial of justice to over 250,000 war victims is deeply troubling, emphasizing the humanitarian, moral, and legal imperatives at stake.

A STAND release therefore, urgent action is urged from the National Legislature to capitalize on this consensus and swiftly enact legislation establishing a war and economic crimes court for Liberia.

Accordingly, our country’s dedication to upholding international humanitarian laws necessitates the need for President Boakai to write a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, requesting global assistance in establishing a special court to address war and economic crimes in Liberia.

Additionally, STAND passionately urges His Excellency President Joseph Nyuma Boakai to swiftly issue an executive order, establishing an office for War Crimes, embodying our collective quest for justice and healing, an endeavor the organization said will strengthen the international community’s steadfast commitment to safeguarding justice and accountability for Liberians.

“STAND remains alert to these efforts, in pursuit of accountability and human dignity,” the press release signed by its Chairman Mulbah K. Morlu concluded.

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