Liberia: UN contributes personnel to help prosecute court cases

28 October 2006

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has contributed a dozen prosecutorial consultants to serve as State prosecutors, expanding the country’s capacity to handle rape, armed robbery and other cases.

The Solicitor-General of Liberia, Tiawan Gongloe, on Friday commended UNMIL’s initiative during a workshop it organized with the Justice Ministry on courtroom practice and procedure.

“This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for learning through the exchange of views on various key areas for enabling prosecutors to perform their duties with greater certainty and confidence,” he added at the close of the four-day event.

Also speaking at the workshop, UNMIL’s Alfred Fofie stressed that the mission is mandated to help reform and rebuild the capacity of legal and judicial institutions with a view to ensuring that the rule of law prevails in Liberia.

“We shall continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Justice and other national stakeholders in organizing and conducting additional training programmes aimed at building the capacity of personnel of the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary and other legal institutions,” he pledged.

 

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