Liberia truth commission denies work suspended due to lack of funds Jeannie Shawl at 4:22 PM ET
[JURIST] Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) [UN Mission in Liberia news release, PDF] has denied reports that it has shut down operations due to lack of funding [JURIST report], with a spokesperson telling the Voice of America Thursday that a suspension of field research was previously scheduled. Though TRC spokeswoman Juliane Westphal acknowledged that lack of adequate funding is a problem, she said that the decision to recall workers is part of a plan to evaluate procedures. After any revisions are made, TRC researchers will resume taking statements from witnesses to crimes that occurred during Liberia's 14-year civil war [Globalsecurity.org backgrounder]. VOA has more.
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