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The Consequences of Not Establishing A Special War Crime Court in Liberia (Part B)

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Continued from Part (A):
As underscored in previous editions, Madam Mohammed, Deputy-SG at the United Nations is simply performing one of her numerous functions by ensuring that the Liberian Government implements the TRC reports which were signed on August 18, 2003, without fear or favor. The ICC has other auctions for bringing war crime perpetrators to justice in a host nation like Liberia.


ICC can support the existing judicial system in Liberia to birth a special court or it can exercise its jurisdiction when certain conditions are met, such as when a nation’s courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute war criminals or when the United Nations Security Council or individual states refer situations to the Court. With this criterion, Liberia has blatantly refused to carry neither one of the two creations of getting a special court to Liberia, nor has it allowed the ICC to establish one in Liberia that is mandated to persecute awesome Liberian war criminals who killed over 150000 Liberians 16-years ago, and therefore, the incumbent President Weah may be jeopardizing the security of his government if he becomes non-affirmative to the implementation of the TRC reports and not forward it to the Liberian lawmakers for enforcement and execution in Liberia.

There are dependable unimpeachable collaborated sources from Diasporas Liberian and their legal, financial and human rights supporting team in the US, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Canada who have disclosed in confidence that Liberia is not special when it comes to war, and war-related criminalization circumstance. The Diasporas Liberian threw ample light on the establishment of the “Special Court for Sierra Leone which was set up in 2002 as a result of a request to the United Nations in 2000 by the Government of Sierra Leone for the establishment of “a special court” to address serious crimes against civilians during the country’s decade-long (1991-2002) civil wars.

Negotiations between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the structure of the court and its mandate produced the world’s first “hybrid” international criminal tribunal, mandated to try those “bearing the greatest responsibility” for crimes committed in Sierra Leone after the failed Abidjan Peace Accord on 30 November 1996.

It was the first modern international tribunal to sit in the country where the crimes took place, and the first to have an effective outreach programme on the ground. The source argued further that if a poor nation like Sierra Leone can brave the storm to especial an ICC’s backed special court to address issues of human rights, what then, is Liberia dragging its feet in such a dangerous direction after 15000 innocent Liberians and non-Liberians were killed in cold blood and their properties destroyed.

The dependable unimpeachable collaborated sources from Diasporas Liberian and their legal, financial and human rights supporting team in the US, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Canada have disclosed in confidence that most of Liberia’s sophisticated and advanced terrible war criminals like Senator Prince Johnson, former President Sirleaf and even Supreme Court Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, former LURD’s spoke person and thousands of other war perpetrators including the fearful 16000 ex-rebels often feel uneasy, apprehensive and uncomfortable when issues relating to the establishment of a war crime court are being discussed within Liberian political circles.

Sources closed to the dependable unimpeachable collaborated sources from Diasporas Liberian and their legal, financial and human rights supporting team in the US, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Canada said that the ICC has hinted in confidence that there will be severe consequences for the Liberian government headed by President Weah especially where he would be blatantly adamant to establish to present the TRC’s reports to the lawmakers for the establishment of a special court or an ICC’s backed court in Liberia as compared to a much lesser consequences that could be meted on the Weah’s government when said court is established quickly in accordance with the ICC’s expectations.

The dependable unimpeachable collaborated sources from Diasporas Liberian and their legal, financial and human rights supporting team in the US, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Canada have disclosed in confidence that the consequences of Liberia’s unwillingness to establish the special and or an ICC’s backed court will include but not limited to charging the Weah-led government for aiding, abiding, protecting and covering up for sophisticated war criminals after the Liberian civil war ended in 2016 as stipulated by the ICC that led to the formation and subsequent funding of the TRC’s reports by the power and mandate of the Comprehensive Accra Peace Accord, signed on August 18, 2003, in Accra, Ghana.

The TRC reports were nurtured by Cllr. Cllr. Jerome J. Verdier Sr, Chairman, of the TRC’s reports in early 2004. Cllr. Verdier presented the TRC reports to former President Sirleaf in 2005 when she came in as president after the war. Former President Sirleaf later decided to shelve the reports for her personal aggrandizement and political ego. The reports are believed to be kept as usual by the incumbent President Weah perhaps, for numerous unexplained rationales in total violation of the Comprehensive Accra Peace Agreement against the dismay of the ICC’s expectations of the Liberian government possible unwillingness to bring Liberian war perpetrators to book in accordance with the TRC’s reports.
The dependable unimpeachable collaborated sources from Diasporas Liberian and their legal, financial and human rights supporting team in the US, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Canada have disclosed in confidence that 52% of President Weah’s appointees are either war financiers or are ex-rebel fighters in government. This might likely make President Weah politically reluctant to push for the vehement execution of the TRC reports as advanced by the Deputy-SG of the United Nations, Madam Mohammed in recent past.

The dependable Diasporas Liberian sources have disclosed that those Liberians that brought the civil war (16000 ex-rebels fighters, former president Sirleaf, her son, Robert Sirleaf, President Weah’s VP Jowel Taylor, Justice Kabineh Ja’neh of the Supreme Court of Liberia and thousands other war perpetrators) majority of them may be taken permanent residence either in Nigeria, Guinea, Ivory Coast, France, Netherland, US, Canada, China, US and India and they are being pursued vigorously according to the Diasporas sources.

The source revealed that Liberians residing at home and abroad will be surprised to learn that thousands of Liberians including former President Sirleaf and others are being arrested and brought to justice sooner rather than later. The source lamented further, that Liberian will also be astonished to hear the news that former President Sirleaf had been detained in the US by US’s security authorities in conjunction with Interpol in a relationship with the 16-years civil carnage in Liberia.
It has been revealed that the Interpol security group is also on the watch for Liberian war criminals like Prince Johnson, Jewel Taylor, Justice Ja’neh who often traveled in and around West Africa could be arrested, detained and processed for a court hearing at The Hague. It has now become crystal clear that Weah’s VP Jowel Taylor was denied visa at the American Embassy in Liberia for fear that she could be easily arrested by Interpol security if she leaves Liberia.

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