Despite supporting the establishment of a war and economic crimes court before attaining power, President George Weah has passed the responsibility for the decision for the establishment of a court on the legislature. This has put the spotlight on a legislature that includes members of parliament (MPs) that are former warlords.
Prince Johnson and George Boley, who were former leaders of major warring factions, are in the senate and house of representatives, respectively. In its final report, Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) under former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recommended in 2010 that both men be persecuted and barred from running for office for 30 years.
The report targeted Johnson Sirleaf herself for a ban from public office, and her government chose to not implement the TRC report.
The Prince, ‘the kingmaker’
Prince Johnson, who has been a senator since
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