War Crimes Tribunal Called For, Again
From a site run by Liberians in the US:
The former head and chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David Cane says Liberia needs a war crime tribunal to bring about truth, justice and sustainable peace for victims in that troubled West African state.
This is a constant source of controversy here. The TRC is up and running, with just a few hiccups so far, but what about all the warlords and alleged war criminals that are still in government? Some of them (allegedly) have just as much blood on their hands as Taylor, right?
Students stage marches on this issue, newspaper editorials debate it, and radio talk-show callers
bring it up all the time. Is the government waiting for some of the dust to settle around the TRC first? Are they waiting for the Taylor trial to end?
I guess for the sake of harm reduction, I'd rather see these alleged perps stay in congress for a while, just to keep them happy. Justice is nice, but peace and stability are nicer.