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Friday, June 14, 2024

SPEAKER FONATI KOFFA EMPHASIZES BALANCED APPROACH TO JUSTICE FOR WAR VICTIMS

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA – In a recent meeting at his Capitol Building office, Fonati Koffa, the Speaker of the Liberian Legislature pursuit of justice, engaged in discussions with Ambassador-at-Large Beth Van Schaach and her team from the Office of Global Criminal Justice (J/GCJ).

The meeting focused on the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court, with Koffa affirming his commitment to justice for war victims while also recognizing the need for a careful and considerate approach.

During the meeting, Koffa conveyed his support for justice for war victims but highlighted the importance of addressing the concerns of individuals who feel targeted. He emphasized that the process must be conducted in a manner that ensures fairness and allows the elected representatives of the people to express their views through their votes.

As the Speaker, Koffa assured that the debate surrounding the establishment of the court would be comprehensive, taking into account various aspects such as reconciliation, the maintenance of peace, and fairness to alleged perpetrators.

The discussions held between Fonati Koffa and Ambassador-at-Large Beth Van Schaach reflected the complexities and challenges associated with pursuing justice while balancing the needs of a nation striving for reconciliation and stability. Koffa’s commitment to a thorough and inclusive debate underscores his dedication to finding a balanced approach that upholds the principles of justice while considering the broader interests of the Liberian people.

As Liberia continues its journey towards healing and accountability, the involvement of key figures like Fonati Koffa and the support of international partners such as the Office of Global Criminal Justice are crucial in ensuring a fair and transparent process.

The commitment to justice, combined with a thoughtful and inclusive approach, offers hope for a future where the victims of war crimes can find solace and the nation can move forward on a path of reconciliation and peace.

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