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RAL Wants House Concurrence In Passing Anti-Death Penalty Bill

In honoring the 2022, World Day against the death penalty on October 10, 2022, Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) has sent out calls to the Liberian House of Representatives to concur with the House of Elders (Senate) on the speedy passage of the anti-death penalty bill.

The Bill was overwhelmingly voted upon by members of the Liberian Senate and is currently before the House of Representatives waiting for the full concurrence by members of that august body.

The organization in a release issued Thursday, October 6, 2022, reminded the Lower House that the bill which seeks to abolish the death penalty in Liberia is significant as there is no justice system safe from judicial error, and innocent persons are likely to be sentenced to death or executed.

Also, the passage into law of the bill will see Liberia fulfilling its international human rights obligations relative to Liberia’s accepted Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations which call for the abolition of the death penalty in the country.

“As the entire world will assemble in Berlin, Germany, at the World Congress, in November 2022, the House of Representatives must monster the political will by concurring with the Liberian Senate on the passage of the anti-death penalty bill”,  the organization National Program Coordinator, Mr. Sam M. Nimely Said.

Established in 1994, the RAL is a registered and recognized criminal justice system reform; death penalty abolition innti-torture advocacy group that has and continues to advocate for the speedy passage of the anti-death plenty law among others.

National program Coordinator of RAL, Mr. Sam M. Nimely, at the same time commended the institution partners for their unflinching support in the death penalty abolition advocacy in Liberia.

RAL is a member of several national, regional, and international networks including the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG); Liberia Coalition of Human Rights Defenders(LICHRD); West Africa Human Rights Defenders Networks (WAHRDN); Pan African Human Rights Defenders Networks (PAHRDN): The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty(WCADP) and International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture (IRCT) among others.

Meanwhile, Rescue Alternatives Liberia will join other abolitionists around the globe in commemorating the Day against the death penalty on October 10, 2022.

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