Throughout this one-week mission, the contribution of the Liberian authorities was exemplary,” the news release added. Liberian authorities collaborating with foreign investigators over a case involving war crimes and crimes against humanity is huge news for the international justice system. Kamara is the third ex-ULIMO general to be charged in connection with crimes allegedly committed during the civil war. All the European cases are being held under the legal doctrine of Universal Jurisdiction, which allows countries try foreigners for crimes committed in other countries. The group committed 11,500 crimes or the fifth most atrocities during the Liberia Civil War, according to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report in 2009.
Source: Front Page Africa June 12, 2019 21:11 UTC