Liberia rights commission to begin implementing TRC report
The Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC) in Liberia has said it would soon begin implementing recommendations of the defunct Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
The INHRC, which was set up by law few years ago, inherits the recommendations of the TRC, which calls for prosecution of former warlords in Liberia’s war which officially ended in 2003.
It claimed the lives of 250,000 people and maimed thousands of others.
The TRC recommendations also call for a 30-year political ban on incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other financiers and backers of the country’s 14 years brutal civil war, as well as the ‘’Palava Hut’’ discussion.
In an interview with West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) a Commissioner at the INHRC, Thomas Bureh explained that the rights commission would begin with the Palava Hut method, a traditional way of settling disputes in Liberia during the pre-war era.
Article 10 Section 46 of the law establishing Liberia’s TRC gave the INCHR the responsibility to ensure implementation of its recommendations, including the one on national reconciliation through national palava hut discussion.
WADR’s Monrovia Correspondent speaks with Bureh of the INCHR.
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