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LRC Delegates Arrive In Lofa
A high-powered Liberia Law Reform Commission delegation is in Voinjama, Lofa County to partner with the Liberia National Bar Association to encourage school authorities to introduce the teaching of the Constitution of Liberia in all schools.The Bar rotates its Quarterly Assembly to various counties in the country, which is aimed at decentralizing its activities, while bringing its members together to discuss the Association's welfare.
As part of its effort to ensure that the National Vision 2030 is realized, the LRC will also encourage school authorities in Lofa to teach students on the need to respect good governance and adhere to the rule of law, including basic rights and obligation under the law.
The campaign, which is under the theme: “Inter-Agencies and Stakeholders Collaboration”, is expected to be graced by the Vice President of Liberia Joseph N. Boakai, Lawyers , Counselors-At-Law, Justices of the Supreme Court and students from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia, among others.
As stated in the Act creating the LRC, Article 1.6 a; the Commission shall have all the powers necessary or expedient for the functions under this Act; specifically, the Commission shall have power to:
a) Supervise the law reform process of the country and serve as the coordinating arm of the government for various law reforms desired or being undertaking by various ministries, agencies, political sub-divisions, authorities, public corporations and other institutions of the Government.
b) and in chapter one section 1.7b) the Commission is to also provide for procedure, process, and for the conduct of Public lectures and debates organized by the commission, relating to matters under review by the commission or for participation by the commission in reform matters being conducted by others.
Against this backdrop, the commission is also expected to push the need for coordinated law reform process in Liberia, thereby enhancing access to Justice and overall availability of laws to the people.
The need for law reform, review of out-dated and antiquated laws and enhanced access to the law are central to the realization of Vision 2030, which aim is to make Liberia a middle income country by 2030.
As such, it should be expected that the LRC contributes to the Vision 2030 by ensuring that laws are reviewed, reformed and made accessible to the people; and secondly by ensuring that the reform process is participatory, people-centered and responsive to the needs of Liberia.
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