Liberia truth commission work delayed due to lack of funds Michael Sung at 11:41 AM ET
[JURIST] Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) [official website; JURIST news archive] chairman Jerome J. Verdier [official profile] said Friday that the TRC is facing severe financial difficulties [recorded audio] and has fallen three months behind schedule, noting that it has been "very unfortunate that as a truth commission we have to do fund-raising ourselves" as the Liberian government's "minimal commitment" is not sufficient to support the TRC's activities. Verdier said he hopes that the TRC will be able to resume its full operations by July and make up for lost time, and called on international donors and the Liberian government to increase their support for the TRC.
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