Countries will review Liberia’s human rights record during the 36th session of the Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council on November 2, 2020.
Liberian officials will participate in the review.
Ahead of the review, Liberian, regional, and national nongovernmental organizations submitted a stakeholders’ report.
It highlighted the need for Liberia and President George Weah’s administration to finally take concrete steps to create a war crimes court to try civil wars-era atrocities committed in the country, and to request UN assistance in creating the court.
The United States government, along with the German and UK governments submitted questions to the Liberian government in advance of the review about its plans to carry out the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations on bringing accountability for past crimes.
Hassan Bility, head of the Global Research and Justice Project-based in Monrovia has been telling WADR about the review process and efforts to prosecute perpetrators of war crimes in Liberia.