World Cup football- more than just a beautiful game

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  1. Universal Jurisdiction- Opportunities and Hurdles´╗┐

    Published 5th May 2019

    At a time when the International Criminal Court is facing significant challenges, many are questioning the trajectory of the global international criminal justice project. However, universal jurisdiction presents refreshed avenues for justice, particularly in the case of the atrocities committed in Liberia during the civil war in 1989-2003. Last week, the Swiss Office of the […]

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  2. Philanthropy gone horribly wrong- sexual abuse in Liberia

    Published 9th November 2018

    A few weeks ago,American founder Katie Meyler temporarily stepped down as CEO of the organisation More than Me (MTM).MTM is a charity registered in the US with operations in Liberia. It was designed to empower young girls in Liberia and provide them with access to education and save them from a life of sexual exploitation. […]

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  3. 28 years later Liberians still seeking justice

    Published 3rd August 2018

    Sunday 29 July 2018 marked the 28th anniversary of the St Peters Lutheran Church Massacre where 600 women, men and children died, in Monrovia, Liberia in 1990. Despite new leadership in Liberia, domestic justice for this Massacre, and other heinous crimes committed during the civil wars remains elusive. The First Liberian Civil War, which started […]

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  4. Libera holds its breath for a new era

    Published 28th December 2017

    Liberia is on the cusp of its first post-civil war democratic transition as provisional results show that football legend, George Weah has defeated his opponent, current vice president Joseph Boakai, and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is stepping down after two terms in office. Liberia has battled with a variety of challenges from civil wars to […]

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  5. Universal Jurisdiction for Liberian Torture Victims

    Published 15th June 2017

    Earlier this month, Liberian Agnes Reeves Taylor was arrested by UK Metropolitan Police- War Crimes Unit, and charged with torture committed during the First Liberian Civil War. Due to the existence of universal jurisdiction, suspected perpetrators of such crimes will find no safe haven. This case could be of huge significance for victims and a […]

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