As Liberia hosts the African Bar Association conference, the president of the Liberian National Bar Association, Tiawan Gongloe, is challenging African lawyers to use their profession to pursue the rule of law and sustain economic growth.
After a young man died and two others were injured from bullets allegedly fired by riot police on Monday in rural Montserrado, the Liberia National Police’s deputy inspector general for administration has assured the public that the responsible parties will be dealt with under the law.
A ceremony marking the official induction of Judge Yusif Kaba as the new associate justice to the Supreme Court became sour on Monday following a statement from the president of the Liberia National Bar Association, Tiawan Gongloe, stating that the lawyers organziation disapproved of Kaba’s induction.
Amid ongoing dialogue on reforms in Liberia’s electoral system, two former officials in Bomi are calling for an amendment in the National Code of Conduct to include other officials in the legislature and judiciary.
The president of National Bar Association, Tiawan Gongloe, has constituted an ad-hoc committee to draft a bill for the establishment of a special court to try individuals accused of committing war and economic crimes during the country’s prolonged civil crisis.
Members of the Liberian Senate unanimously voted last week to recall ambassador-designate to the United States, George Patten, to face a confirmation hearing.
Nimba’s eighth district representative, Larry Younquoi has called on a senator of the county, Prince Johnson to desist from making threatening statements against individuals supporting the calls for the establishment for a war crimes court in Liberia.
Traditional leaders in Nimba are responding to increased reports of witchcraft-related crimes by calling on the government to start taking actions against those who have confessed to harming others through witchcraft.