SG Cephas Supports Senate Leadership Recommendations

Solicitor General of Liberia Cllr. Cyrenius Cephas says he is in total support of the Senate leadership recommendations which call for the establishment of a Traditional Justice Committee in addressing crimes committed during the Liberian Civil War. He said that kind of approach will bring perpetrators of crimes face to face with victims in seeking forgivingness.

Speaking on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Senate Hearing on proposed Transitional Justice Commission, the Liberian Solicitor General providing expert opinion on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report said economic crimes are domestic and should be adjudicated by the Criminal Court.

Cllr. Cephas told the senate committee that the creation of a war crimes court will require a national referendum, and an amendment of the Liberian Constitution.
He asserted that when a law is ratified, it becomes subordinate to the constitution.

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