Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lack of Money or Lack of Political Will: What is Stalling Constitutional Reform in Liberia?

Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei

It is nearly three years now since Liberia’s constitutional review process was launched with the establishment of the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) by the President. It came after several demands for constitutional reform towards more inclusive and participatory governance. In addition, there seems to be a consensus among Liberian technocrats and international development partners that the extant legal framework – the constitution and age-old pieces of legislation, for example, laws on land ownership, citizenship, or local government - do not support proposed reform measures intended to strengthen democracy, good governance and peace. Read More...