Another Magisterial Court House built by UNMIL was handed over

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9 Oct 2017

Another Magisterial Court House built by UNMIL was handed over

Carla Andriolli Feriguetti

Monrovia – On 5 October, UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political and Rule of Law, Mr. Waldemar Vrey on behalf of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) ceremonially handed over the newly constructed New Bushrod Island magisterial court house in Montserrado County to the Judiciary of Liberia.

The building was constructed with funding provided by UNMIL Quick Impact projects on a parcel of land provided by the Government to the Judiciary, with a view to relocating the existing New Kru Town Magisterial Court, which was situated in a privately owned building that lacked appropriate space for effective delivery of judicial services.

DSRSG Vrey believes that people of Bushrod Island, personnel of the Judiciary, officers of the Liberia National Police and prosecutors will have the opportunity to seek and or dispense justice in an environment befitting of the majesty of the law. “Today marks another important milestone in Liberia’s efforts to entrench the rule of law and improve access to justice for its citizens” - said DSRSG Vrey.

Cllr. Elizabeth J. Nelson, Court Administrator, on behalf of the Chief Honor Justice, underscored that UNMIL has already built many magisterial courthouses in the past, and currently it finalized the project with the completion, building and furnishing of the Bushrod Island Magisterial court house.

The event was attended also by the Governor of the New Kru town, Mrs. Alice B. Weah, the Vice President of the Liberia National Bar Association, Cllr. Beemah Lasannah, Representative of the National Trial Judges Associate, Magistrate Wesseh, representative of the District #16, Mr. Edward Forh and the Stipendiary Magistrate of the Bushrod Island Magisterial court, Mr. James F. Dudu.