The NEWS (Monrovia)

21 January 2013

Liberia: Constitutional Review Process Gets Underway

The Law Reform Commission (LRC)in collaboration with the Governance Commission (GC) and the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) will hold a two-day symposium on methodologies to review the January 6, 1986 Liberian Constitution.

A release said the symposium is slated for this week and will be held under the Theme: "Developing an approach to review the 1986 Constitution."

The symposium is aimed at providing greater opportunity for a broader discourse, strengthening the capacity of support institutions to CRC and developing mechanisms for the development of technical subcommittees for the review process.

The delegation from the Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. headed by its Executive Director Professor David C. Williams will serve as facilitators.

The Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) team while in Liberia would conduct training to build the capacity of LRC staff in various areas of legal reform, hold working sessions and meetings with sponsors and stakeholders.

The Government of Liberia commissioned the review of the 1986 Constitution with the aimed of addressing the country's current needs as well as those of the future.

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