Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Liberia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Army Orders Border Crossers from Sierra Leone Shot Due to Fear of Ebola http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404108_text Emergency management; National security; Public health - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404108_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Passed by Senate http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403258_text Families - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403258_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to President Sirleaf's Eligibility to Seek Re-Election http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402841_text Elections and politics - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402841_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Supreme Court Ratifies a Constitutional Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402818_text Elections and politics - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402818_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Supreme Court Suspends Election Campaigns http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402815_text Elections and politics - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402815_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: House of Representatives Passes Freedom of Information Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402127_text Freedom of information - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402127_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Proposal to Increase Women's Participation in Politics http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402026_text Families - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402026_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Whistleblower Protection Law to Be Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401947_text Government ethics and transparency - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401947_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia; Sierra Leone: Financial Shortfall May Lead to Taylor's Release http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401068_text War crimes - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401068_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: House Passes Law on HIV Privacy, Prevention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540652_text Workers safety and health - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On September 2, 2008, the Liberian House of Representatives, part of the bicameral legislature, passed the Anti HIV/AIDS Law, designed to protect the privacy of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent the spread of the disease.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540652_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: UN Urges Human Rights Improvement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540373_text Human rights - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On September 2, 2008, the Liberian House of Representatives, part of the bicameral legislature, passed the Anti HIV/AIDS Law, designed to protect the privacy of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent the spread of the disease. A new United Nations report, prepared by the U.N. mission in Liberia, discusses human rights conditions in the country and makes 12 major recommendations to improve the situation in the country. Covering the May to October... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540373_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Human Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540258_text War crimes - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On September 2, 2008, the Liberian House of Representatives, part of the bicameral legislature, passed the Anti HIV/AIDS Law, designed to protect the privacy of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent the spread of the disease. A new United Nations report, prepared by the U.N. mission in Liberia, discusses human rights conditions in the country and makes 12 major recommendations to improve the situation in the country. Covering the May to October The Associated Press reported that Joshua Milton Blahyi, former rebel leader in the Liberian civil war, recently appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. In his testimony to the commission on January 15,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540258_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Anti-Rape Campaign Launched http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540116_text Families - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On September 2, 2008, the Liberian House of Representatives, part of the bicameral legislature, passed the Anti HIV/AIDS Law, designed to protect the privacy of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent the spread of the disease. A new United Nations report, prepared by the U.N. mission in Liberia, discusses human rights conditions in the country and makes 12 major recommendations to improve the situation in the country. Covering the May to October The Associated Press reported that Joshua Milton Blahyi, former rebel leader in the Liberian civil war, recently appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. In his testimony to the commission on January 15, The Liberian government, with assistance from the United Nations, has undertaken a national campaign to prevent and punish the crime of rape. The project was launched by Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with the slogan "Stop... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540116_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: U.N. Report Calls for Improved Juvenile Justice System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054052_text Children - On August 15, 2014, Colonel Eric W. Dennis, Deputy Chief of Staff of Liberia's armed forces, directed soldiers on the border in two counties in the western part of the country to shoot at anyone trying On July 20, 2012, the 30-member Liberian Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at amending the Domestic Relations Law to ban same-sex marriage. (J. Burgess Carter, Senate Passes 'No Same Sex Marriage' Bill, DAILY With only a few days left before the constitutionally mandated general elections scheduled for October 11, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court, on October 5, 2011, dismissed a petition challenging the eligibility of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On September 20, the Liberian Supreme Court ratified a proposal for constitutional amendment that was one of the subjects of the country's August 23, 2011 referendum. This proposal (also known as Proposition 4) sought to amend On September 20, 2011, the Liberian Supreme Court temporarily suspended the election campaigning underway for the upcoming presidential elections while it examines the eligibility of some of the candidates to stand for election. (Liberia Suspends On July 22, 2010, the Liberian House of Representatives passed the Freedom of Information Bill which, if enacted into law, will give members of the press corps and the general public unfettered access to public records. On May 27, 2010, a bill entitled the Gender Equity in Politics Act 2010, which seeks to increase the involvement of women in Liberia's political process, was proposed to the country's legislature for floor action (Liberia's On April 20, 2010, Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sent a bill to the country's two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill contained the text of a proposed law to protect As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On September 2, 2008, the Liberian House of Representatives, part of the bicameral legislature, passed the Anti HIV/AIDS Law, designed to protect the privacy of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent the spread of the disease. A new United Nations report, prepared by the U.N. mission in Liberia, discusses human rights conditions in the country and makes 12 major recommendations to improve the situation in the country. Covering the May to October The Associated Press reported that Joshua Milton Blahyi, former rebel leader in the Liberian civil war, recently appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. In his testimony to the commission on January 15, The Liberian government, with assistance from the United Nations, has undertaken a national campaign to prevent and punish the crime of rape. The project was launched by Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with the slogan "Stop A November 14, 2007, report issued by the United Nations mission in Liberia states that the country's juvenile justice system needs to be made stronger to protect children's legal rights. As a result of the 14-year... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054052_text