GOL Denies ‘Lack of Political Will’ to Address Human Rights Violations

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that her administration does not lack the political will to address shortcomings enumerated in the 2014 Human Rights Report on Liberia released by the US State Department Bureau of Democracy and Human Rights.Speaking at the United States’ 239th Independence Anniversary at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia yesterday, President Sirleaf requested the US Government for continual partnership and support to address those shortcomings.“I only wish, given the likelihood of the report that most of the comments in the report are based on local media reports, and taking into account comments in the report on the media, that the US will adopt a policy of reviewing and consultation before such reports are published,” President Sirleaf countered.She told the audience of US Embassy officials, officials of the Liberian government and guests that she had read the human rights report which contained many good things as well as several shortcomings of her government.The published reports among other things highlighted lack of political will by the Executive in handling cases of corruption, citing cases of former Commerce and Industry Minister, Miatta Beyslow and former LPRC Managing Director T. Nelson Williams, who were dismissed following allegations of corruption by the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC).The report also noted that Justice in Liberia was based on favor and bribes, and judges were giving justice to people who have money to pay, leaving the poor without justice.It also indicated that integrity institutions including the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) were not supported enough to be independent in their work.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Epic sagas and classic Christmas tales come to Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgEntertainment: Star Wars and Santa Claus are the big attractions this week at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane, and there are some more special guests coming for Christmas. Christmas Night – Thurs 22nd from 6pmThursday 22nd meet and greet with Old St Nicholas (Mascot), Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven & Christmas Minion then watch THE SANTA CLAUSE @ 7pm. Tickets €5.00. Book yours today: https://liffordcp.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=LIFFORDCP&p=tickets&perfCode=101946 Kids Club Sat & Sun @ 12noonTickets €1.80 New Films This Week Rogue One:  A Star Wars StoryThe Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.Mum’s ListA dying mother’s life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone. Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comLoyalty CardsGet yours today Don’t forget to check out our Christmas Video Epic sagas and classic Christmas tales come to Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: December 19th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFilmsLiffordstrabanelast_img read more

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