By Mark N. Mengonfia
The president of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe has renewed calls for the establishment of War and Economic crimes Court in Liberia.
In an exclusive interview recently at the Ministerial complex in Congo Town, Cllr. Gongloe said the establishment of such court is going to ensure that those who allegedly perpetrated violence against humans during the civil unrest account for their past actions.
“I have always called for the establishment of war and economic crimes court because I believe that people should account for their wrong doings,” the LNBA president said.
He went on to say “any society where impunity is allow, you cannot have a culture of peace and reconciliation”.
Commenting on the constant rejection of the establishment of the war crimes court by his kinsman, Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Cllr. Gongloe said “he has rights to his view and I too have. I do not need to reach him before call for the establishment of the war crimes court in Liberia”.
The Liberia Bar president also indicated that the Liberian Constitution provides the opportunity in Article 15 which talks about everyone’s right to free speech.
Speaking further, Cllr. Gongloe indicated that currently, the Liberia National Bar Association is preparing the legislation that will be presented to members of the Liberian Legislature for onwards processing and approval by them (Lawmakers) and the President.