President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has nominated Commissioners of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia.
Cllr. Punchu Leonard Bernard, will serve as Chairperson to the Commission. Other members are: Cllr. T. Dempster Brown; Mr. Thomas Abu Bureh; and Mr. Boakai Dukuly. Other Commissioners of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia are: Ms. Macdilla Howard; Ms. Ruby Johnson-Morris; and Mr. James D. Torh.
The nominees, according to an Executive Mansion release, were drawn from a shortlist provided by the Independent Committee of Experts. The nominees are subject to confirmation by the Honorable Liberian Senate.
The President has, meanwhile, commended the Committee for the rational use of public resources which enabled the Body to refund US$20,000.00 (twenty-thousand dollars) to the Government.
In a related development, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has named members to the Copyright Board and the Industrial Property Board.
Cllr. Negbalee Warner will serve as chairperson of the Board, while Dr.Joseph Saye Guannue; Dr. C. William Allen; Mr. Jones Dopoe; and Mr. Clifford Robertson will serve as members. Other members of the Copyright Board are: Ambassador Marron Cassel; Mr. Ernest Bruce, Mr. Fato Wheremonger and Mrs. Pam Taylor.
The President also appointed members of the Industrial Property: The Board is chaired by Mrs. Mae Bright Urey. Its members are Mrs. Grace Scotland, Mr. John K. Marshall, Mr. Jacob M. Daynuah and Madam Tina Kpan. Other members of the Industrial Property Board are: Ms. Anyan Vohiri; Mrs. Mae Bright Urey; and Cllr. Sylvester Gbaintor.
The Copyright Board will guide the work of the Copyright Office which is responsible for the protection and promotion of literacy and artistic works such as books, poems, cartoons, music choreography, etc, while the Board will guide the work of the Industrial Property Board which is responsible for the protection and promotion of Inventions/Innovations (Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Geographic Indications, etc).