Thank You and a Recap of 2020

Dear Friends, This year has been challenging for everyone around the globe. With the spread of COVID-19, we had to adapt to a changing world. Despite this, the staff at Civitas Maxima continued to work tirelessly as the fight against impunity knows no hiatus. January: Kunti K., former United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy […]

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Justice Delayed, Justice Denied?

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied? By Kelsey Guthrie-Jones, Capacity Building Coordinator and Legal Counsel at Civitas Maxima Civitas Maxima and the GJRP have seen many successes in the eight years since our establishment in 2012. Across Europe and in the U.S., we have contributed to the arrest, and/or conviction of 8 high-ranking former commanders or officials of […]

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Agnes Reeves Taylor vs The Truth

Agnes Reeves Taylor vs The Truth On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference […]

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Thomas Woewiyu dies of COVID-19 whilst awaiting sentencing

Thomas Woewiyu dies of COVID-19 whilst awaiting sentencing Thomas Jucontee Woewiyu, former Minister of Defense and Spokesman of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the First Liberian Civil War, died yesterday, April 12, of COVID-19 after a week of treatment at the Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia, U.S. The news was announced by FrontPage Africa and confirmed […]

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COVID-19: Alieu Kosiah’s trial postponed

COVID-19: Alieu Kosiah’s trial postponed Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, and the increasing measures being imposed by the Swiss authorities in response to the pandemic, the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland has announced that the trial of Alieu Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, is postponed. The trial was scheduled to take place in Bellinzona, Switzerland, from […]

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