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Some Representatives signed resolution for war crimes court

Wouquoi Yeahgar/Maximilian Kasseh
National Legislature,Monrovia
National Legislature,Monrovia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-A resolution seeking the establishment of war crimes court in Liberia has been signed by at least 50 members of the House of Representatives.

The signing of the resolution by lawmakers followed divided views by Liberians on whether or not the Court should be established.

The Lower House Committee on Claims, Judiciary and Governance has been reviewing the different opinions of Liberians expressed in two separate resolutions.

During the launch of the resolution Thursday at the Duport Road Mass Grave, the Joint Committee Chair, Representative Rustonlyn Dennis, said they have reached the legislative threshold endorsing the establishment of the court.

According to her, the resolution will be submitted to the House Plenary Friday, October 03, 2019.

Representative Dennis wants the support of her colleagues in the House and Senate for the Court's establishment.

In spite of the resolution, the House of Representatives has instructed its members to solicit the views of their constituents on similar issue after President Weah sought their advice.

In another development, the House of Representatives has concurred with the Liberian Senate granting dual citizenship in Liberia.

Plenary reached the decision after the Liberian Senate acted upon the legislative instrument.

Our reporter said under the amended version of article 28, any Liberian holding double citizenship shall not hold elected and key appointed positions.

According to the report, some Liberians gained dual citizenship after they fled the civil conflict.

The instrument added that they cannot be outcast from Liberia as many of them continue to contribute to nation's growth.


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