October 8, 2014
by William Helbling
Liberia's Justice Minister Christiana Tah on Monday resigned from her position, claiming the country's president had blocked an investigation. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accepted the resignation after meeting with Tah at the Foreign Ministry office. Tah stepped down claiming that ...[read more]
October 7, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their efforts in promoting women's rights. Sirleaf, known as the "Iron Lady," is the president of Liberia and the first woman elected to head of state in ...[read more]
October 3, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 3, 2006, Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) began documenting personal statements concerning abuses committed during the country's 14-year civil war. TRC dispatched 192 researchers to all 15 Liberian counties in the hopes of compiling a database indexing the victims, ...[read more]
July 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf should be subject to public sanctions, including a 30-year ban on holding public office, for her role in supporting the country's 1997-2003 civil wars, according to a final report released Monday by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia ( ...[read more]
June 23, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) formally began its work Thursday to investigate and document human rights abuses occurring in Liberia from 1979 to 2003. The TRC was inaugurated in February by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who said that the commission is ...[read more]
March 25, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Statement by the Federal Government of Nigeria- Former President Charles Taylor to be Transferred to the Custody of the Government of Liberia, March 25, 2006. Text:On March 5th, 2006, a formal request was sent to President Olusegun Obasanjo by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia requesting ...[read more]
March 25, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Nigerian government said Saturday that it would allow the transfer of ex-Liberia president and fugitive war crimes indictee Charles Taylor to Liberian authorities. According to a statement: President Olusegun Obasanjo has today, 25 March, informed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that the g... ...[read more]
March 22, 2006
by Tom Henry
In an effort to bring closure to the contentious issue of the fate of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, Liberia's new president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Tuesday called on African leaders to decide whether to place Taylor in the hands of a UN tribunal to face war crimes charges. On ...[read more]
February 21, 2006
by Chris Buell
Liberian and UN officials on Monday inaugurated a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate human rights abuses during the country's war-torn rule from 1979-2003. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf presided over the swearing-in of the nine commission members, and she called the ...[read more]
December 5, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
Liberia's president-elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, soon to becomethe first female president of an African state, vowed Monday that all rapists will be appropriately punished during her presidency according to a new law. The country's parliament passed legislation Thursday making individual ...[read more]

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