U.S. Congress urges Liberians

 

The House of Representatives of the United States Congress urges the Government and  people of Liberia to support the truth and reconciliation process through full  implementation of the recommendations of the TRC, including the establishment of an  Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for the country to prosecute war criminals and
perpetrators of crimes against humanity.

The is contained in a resolution, named and styled US Congress H. Resolution 1055 –  (115th Congress 2017-2018) introduced on Friday September 7, 2018 by Representative  Daniel M. Donovan Jr., a Republican from New York, and Co-sponsored by Congressman  Hank Johnson, Democrat, from Georgia. Resolution 1055 was issued in the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress of the United  States, the first public initiative by some members of Congress to have a war crime  tribunal established for Liberia.

Both Congressmen Donovan, Jr. and Johnson maintain that they supports efforts by the  U.S. Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development  or USAID to advance Liberian efforts toward national reconciliation through continued support for the rule of law, effective governance, and the robust role of
civil society.

The House of Representatives of the United States says it upholds its commitment to  maintain and foster the enduring relationship between the people and the Governments  of the United States and Liberia.

The U.S. House has referred the resolution to its Committee on Foreign Affairs. The document notes that today, the United States is home to an estimated 80,000 people of Liberian ancestry in vibrant communities across America, who have  been instrumental in the U.S.’s efforts to build a peaceful, democratic, and  prosperous Liberia; and that both countries share close historical, political, and  economic ties over the course of a nearly
200-year relationship.

It says the people and Government of the United States have a deep interest in  Liberia’s democratic stability and post-conflict development. Story by Jonathan  Browne Read full detail of Resolution 1055 on pages 6 &7

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