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Serve as tools for true justice-VP Howard-Taylor

Jarp Davies Joseph Sayon//Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor
Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has opened the 2019 Annual Conference of the African Bar Association with a call on African lawyers to serve as tools for true justice.

VP Taylor urged the lawyers to ensure by their conduct and the processes they undergo that people respect the profession and believe that justice is possible.

Opening the conference Monday, October 21, 2019, at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, the Liberian VP called on the lawyers to ensure that deliberations at the conference consider compliance of rule and procedures that govern the legal profession.

Vice President Taylor emphasized the need for African Bar Association to regulate its members and sanction them in case of disregard to the law.

Meanwhile, the President of the Liberia Bar Association, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, says not much have been achieved in the areas of respect for human rights and the rule of law in most part of Africa.

Cllr. Gongloe said:” Respect for human rights and the rule of law are the two pillars required for the building of a democratic society.”

He noted that the struggled of Africans against Colonial and Military rules was to establish democracy as a foundation for the development of the continent.

Cllr. Gongloe then emphasized the importance of free expression void of insults in the interest of decency and the promotion of the culture of peace.
Cllr. Gongloe is therefore urging African governments to promote free expression to lead to the building of a free society as democracy is based on the differences of opinions.


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