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Friday, June 14, 2024

EU AND MEMBER STATES SUPPORT ESTABLISHMENT OF WAR AND ECONOMIC CRIMES COURT IN LIBERIA

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MONROVIA – The European Union (EU) and its Member States, including Germany, Ireland, France, and Sweden, have issued a press statement today welcoming the establishment of the Office of War and Economic Crimes Court for Liberia. This move is in response to Executive Order No. 131 signed by President Joseph Boakai on May 2nd, 2024, following a joint resolution by the Liberian legislature on mechanisms for setting up an extraordinary criminal court and a domestic corruption court for war and economic crimes.

The press statement further stated that the EU and its Member States view these decisions by the Liberian Government and Legislature as crucial steps towards implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The press statement emphasizes that the EU and its Member States view these decisions by the Liberian Government and Legislature as crucial steps towards implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. These actions are seen as key contributions to addressing impunity for war and economic crimes, promoting national reconciliation, and fostering sustainable peace in Liberia.

As the process unfolds, the statement stated the EU and its Member States remain committed to closely monitoring developments. They express optimism that this Liberian-led and Liberian-owned initiative will effectively end impunity for war and economic crimes, paving the way for a more just and peaceful Liberia.

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