Grand Bassa County electoral district # 4 Representative Jeh Byron Brown has craved the indulgence of his colleagues to unwaveringly enact a law that would specifically deal with the establishment of a war crime court in the country. In a communication written to plenary yesterday during the regular session of that August body, Rep. Brown outlined that the ultimate purpose of a war crime court is to move to avert the potential recurrence of the national nightmare by taking practical steps to restrain what he referred to as “aggressors”.
The Grand Bassa County lawmaker told his colleagues that when this law is passed, it would be sufficient deterrence for the reentrance into the theater of conflict with disproportionate consequences.
Rep. Brown who is serving on the ticket of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) also appealed to plenary to critically look at the proposed bill and act upon it so as to stop the blood of those dead compatriots from crying for justice and at the same time protect the living from the evil machination of the aggressors who he described as bent on going the extra mile.
When asked as to whether the establishment of a war crime court in the country would be prudent at this time, Rep. Brown said the process will help to move ahead the country's national development agenda where genuine peace and reconciliation would also be achieved.
“Even the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that was suggested as a bridge to the future has been trampled upon, as its recommendations are being thrown into the dust bin. “Where then do we go for justice?” Rep. Brown asked.
Minutes after the bill was read in the chambers of the Lower House, a motion was made and subsequently voted upon that the bill should be sent to the committee room for scrutiny and advice.
The committee on Judiciary headed by Bomi County Representative S. Garya Kamo has received the bill and has been mandated by plenary to report within one month.