UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has re-emphasised the need for Liberia to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations from almost a decade ago. The TRC’s final report recommended various actions to national authorities to ensure responsibility and reparations, including a compensation scheme and a dedicated war crimes court to prosecute various individuals for offences including crimes against humanity. None of the TRC recommendations have been implemented.
The TRC was set up by the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf following the conflict in Liberia between 1989 and 2003. An estimated 250,000 people died in the conflict.