Advocacy

 

September 10, 2020 – Letter to President George Weah on UNGA Speech and Accountability for Past Crimes
Liberia: CJA joins 27 Liberian and international NGOs to follow up on President Weah’s commitment to justice ahead of the UN General Assembly

August 5, 2020 – Protect Human Rights Defenders in Liberia
Joint Statement Calling on Government of Liberia to Protect Human Rights Defenders

April 1, 2019 – Q&A: Justice for Civil Wars-Era Crimes in Liberia
This document was prepared by Human Rights Watch in collaboration with the Global Justice and Research Project, Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia, Advocates for Human Rights, the Secretariat for the Establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia, and the Center for Justice and Accountability.

November 8, 2018 – Liberia National Justice Conference 
“Opportunities and Challenges for Truth and Justice in Liberia for Past Crimes”

November 6, 2018 – Conference on Justice in Monrovia: Officials, Activists to Meet Amid Push for War Crimes Court
Liberian government officials, international representatives, and local and international activists will participate in a one-day conference, “Opportunities and Challenges for Truth and Justice in Liberia for Past Crimes,” in Monrovia on November 9, 2018.

September 20, 2018 – Joint Letter to President Weah
Endorsing Accountability for Past Crimes at the UN General Assembly

August 8, 2018 – United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on Liberia to Prosecute Perpetrators of Civil War Atrocities
The United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), a body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by its State parties, has issued strong concluding observations on Liberia’s continued impunity for past crimes and human rights violations and calls upon the Liberian government to establish, as a matter of priority, a process of accountability for war crimes.

July 28, 2018 – Democracy is Built on the Backbone of Justice (short radio play, run on stations across Liberia)
Audio File

 

July 22, 2018 – Lutheran Church Massacre Educational Flyer (Liberian)
The Lutheran Church Massacre is widely considered one of the most horrific events of Liberia’s civil wars. On July 29, 1990, armed soldiers using guns and machetes killed some 600 unarmed men, women, and children seeking refuge at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Monrovia, a designated Red Cross shelter.
>> Watch Hassan Bility discus the Lutheran Church Massacre

July 18, 2018 – HR Committee Group Submission on Liberia
This report focuses on Liberia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). Specifically, it addresses the failure of the Government of Liberia to undertake fair and credible prosecutions of international crimes committed in Liberia during armed conflicts between 1989 and 2003, and to end impunity for civil war-era crime

July 5, 2018 – 76 Groups Seek Justice for War Crimes
The Liberian government should undertake fair and credible prosecutions of international crimes committed during its two civil wars, 76 Liberian, African, and international nongovernmental organizations said in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

January 22, 2018 – Letter to His Excellency President George Weah
“We urge you to make accountability a priority for your administration and ensure the protection of Liberian human rights defenders, particularly those working on accountability initiatives. By addressing the problems of impunity in Liberia, and holding the perpetrators of civil-war-era crimes accountable, you are in a position to give the people of Liberia – the people who put you in office – the justice they deserve.”