Amnesty: Accra Peace Agreement

ARTICLE XXXIV: AMNESTY

The NTGL shall give consideration to a recommendation for general amnesty to all persons and parties engaged or involved in military activities during the Liberian civil conflict that is the subject of this Agreement.

Implementation History

2003

Full Implementation

A general amnesty was granted to all factions that participated in the civil war prior to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord. However, there was a continued debate over whether Liberia should extend amnesty to those who had committed human rights violations or crimes against humanity during the conflict. 

2004

Full Implementation

No developments observed this year.

2005

Full Implementation

No developments observed this year.

2006

Full Implementation

No developments observed this year.

2007

Full Implementation

No developments observed this year.

2009

Full Implementation

The amnesty issue became more intense when the TRC, in June 2009, recommended suggestions that included the role of the president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf among other individuals and government officials during civil war. As of 2010, general amnesty is still a contentious issue even regarding the combatants who already received general amnesty in 2003. 

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.