Promoting Access to Justice: a study on Strategies to Implement Collaborative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms and Procedures for Resolving Conflicts in Liberia Liberian Ministry of Justice By Christopher W

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Studies and Articles on Liberia

Abdulai, E. D. “Strengthening of Prosecution of SGBV Offences through support to the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Crimes Unit (SGBV CU).” Monrovia, 2010.

AFELL. An Assessment and Review of the Capacity of the Court System: Factors affecting the Prosecution of SGBV Offenses in Liberia.” Monrovia, 2007.

“An Analysis of the Formal Legal Framework Governing Customary Law in the Republic of Liberia,” sec. II D (i) (Submitted to the United States Institute of Peace, 2009).

Awls, A. “Chapter 5 – Policy Proposals for Justice Reform in Liberia: Opportunities Under the Current Legal Framework to Expand Access to Justice”. In Customary Justice: Perspectives on Legal Empowerment. Ubink, J. and McIinerney, T. (eds.). Rome: International Development Law Association, 2011.

Barbu , J. “Land Inventory Project: Analysis of Land Disputes in Circuit and Magisterial Courts in Bong and Nimba Counties, January 2008 – July 2009.” Barbu Group Incorporated. Monrovia, November, 2010.

Barbu, J. “An Analysis of the Formal Legal Framework Governing Customary Law in Liberia – Part of a project – From of Current practices of Justice to rule of Law: Policy Options for Liberia’s Post-Conflict Decade”. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute for Peace.

Butscher, M. et. al. “Agricultural Land concessions and Conflict in Liberia Policy Analysis Brief 2012.” Early Warning Early Response Working Group. Monrovia, Liberia. June 15, 2012.

The Carter Center. Bringing Justice to Rural Liberians, One Village at a Time, August 20, 2012.

Carvalho, B and Schia, N.S. “Peacebuilding in Liberia and the Case for a Perspective from Below.” Security in Practice 8. NUPI Working Paper 778.Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, 2010.

Case Progression: Paramount Chiefs and the Tribal Governor’s Courts Structure. Monrovia, Liberia: UNMIL – Legal and Judicial Support Division, 2013

“Smell no Taste: The Social Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Liberia.” New York: Colombia University, School of International and Public Affairs, January 2012.

Consolidated Analysis of Circuit Court Terms, UNMIL, 2011.

Corriveau-Bourque, A. “Confusions and Palava: The Logic of Land Encroachment in Lofa County, Liberia.” Norwegian Refugee Council Reports. 2010.

Carter Center Helping Traditional Leaders in Liberia Resolve Land Disputes. June, 1, 2010. Accessed July 30, 2013.

De Witt, Land Rights, Private Use Permits and Forest Communities, Report for the Land Commission of Liberia, April 2012.

Dube, J. “Summary of Supreme Court of Liberia Opinions on Customary Law Matters”. (submitted to the

Ministry of Justice and presented to participants at the National Conference on Enhancing Access to Justice, April 2010

Early Warning Response Group. “Agricultural Land Concession and conflict in Liberia Policy Analysis Brief.” Monrovia, June 15, 2011.

Flomoku, P. and Reeves, L. “Formal and informal justice in Liberia.” In Accord, Consolidating: Peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Issue 33, March, 2012.

Friends of the Earth. “Working for Development? Arcelor Mittals’s Mining Operations in Liberia.” June 2010.

Fulton, R. “The Political Structures and Functions of Poro in Kpelle Society”. American Anthropologist, Vol. 74, No. 5. October 1972.

Gibbs, H. “Poro Values and Courtroom Procedures in a Kpelle chiefdom,” Southwest Journal of Anthropology Number 18, Vol. 3.

Global Witness; “Signing their Lives Away: Liberia’s Private Use Permits and the destruction of CommunityOwned Rainforests.” September 2012.

Gongloe, T. “An Examination of Liberian Supreme Court Opinions on the Resolution of Land Disputes based on Customary Law or Traditional Land Ownership.” Submitted to the Land Commission.

Green Advocates Profile.

Green Advocates and the Forest Peoples Program; “We who live here Own the Land, Customary Land Tenure in Grand Cape Mount, and Community Recommendations for Reform.” Monrovia, December 2012.

Greg Kitt, Norwegian Refugee Council’s Program Manager. Counselling and Legal Assistance Project, Conversations, Fall, 2012.

Hartman, Alexandra. Researcher for the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Project in Liberia, conversation July 30, 2013.

Hartman, A. Comparative Analysis of Land Conflicts in Liberia: Grand Gedeh, Lofa and Nimba Counties. Norwegian Refugee Council.

Henderson, K. et al. “Evaluation of Rule of Law Programs in Liberia.” USAID. New York, USA. April, 2009.

Human Rights Watch. “World Report. 2011: Liberia.” Accessed July 31, 2013.

ICAF. Liberia Update Report. March 2012.

ILAC. ILAC Report: Liberia. December 2003.

ILAC “Liberia: Resurrecting the Justice System”. Africa Report No 107, April 6, 2006.

IMF. “Liberia: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper—Annual Progress Report.” IMF Country Report No. 12/45, 2012 International Monetary Fund, February 2012.

Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance.

“Investments into the Agribusiness, Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors of Liberia: An Overview.” Washington, D.C.: Rights and Resources, 2013;

The Informer, “Liberia: Traditional Council Gets National Status - Becomes Chief and Elders Council of Liberia.” November 30, 2012.

International Crisis Group, “Liberia: Resurrecting the Justice System, Executive Summary and Recommendations”. Africa Report N. 107-6 April 2006.

Isser, D., Lubkemann, S. and N’Tow, S. Looking for Justice: Liberian Experiences with and Perceptions of Local Justice Options. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2009.

“Justice in the City? A Field Study of Local Perceptions and Uses of Justice Options in Monrovia: A Presentation and Discussion of Provisional Findings.” Monrovia, Liberia, November 14, 2013.

Land Commission Liberia. Annual Report. January – December, 2011.

Lavenda, R. and Schlutz, E. “ Secret Societies in Western Africa”, In Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Liberia Country Office Brief, UN Women, 2011.

Liberia: Policy Dialogue and Reform.

Moore, C. Housing, Land and Property Handbook on the Design and Implementation of Collaborative Dispute Resolution. Oslo, Norway: Norwegian Refugee Council, 2012

Moore, C.A Study on Alternative Land Dispute Resolution Systems in the Republic of Liberia: Strategies for Coordination and Operationalization of Systems to Enhance Their Effectiveness.” Report to the Liberia Land Commission and the Land Dispute Resolution Task Force. May, 2011.

Moore, C. and Cooper, L. Land Coordination Center Collaborative Dispute Resolution Manual. Monrovia, Liberia: Liberia Land Commission/USAID/Tetra Tech, 2012.

National Conference on Enhancing Access to Justice: “A Review of the Traditional and Formal Justice System in Liberia. Gbarnga, Bong County: Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Supreme Court of Liberia, April 15-17, 2010

The News , “Traditional Council Granted Autonomy Status.” November 27, 1012.

Norton, G. “Searching for Soap Trees” Norwegian Refugee Council’s Land Dispute Resolution Process in Liberia.” Oslo, Norway: Norwegian Refugee Council, January 2011.

Norwegian Refugee Council, Final Report NMFA, January – December 2010.

Ogden, B. “Investments into the Agribusiness, Extractive, and Infrastructure Sectors of Liberia: An Overview.” Rights and Resources, Washington DC: RRG. January, 2011.

Pajibo, E. “Traditional Justice Mechanisms: The Liberian Case.” IDEA. Stockholm. 2008.

Philips, A. Z. Banks III “Liberia Report” Prepared for the USIP. Edited April, 2006.

“Public Perception Survey on Justice and Security in South-East Liberia.” Monrovia, Liberia: Peacebuilding Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs, August 2013.

Rawls, A., Chapter 5 – Policy Proposals for Justice Reform in Liberia: Opportunities Under the Current Legal Framework to Expand Access to Justice”. In Customary Justice: Perspectives on Legal Empowerment.

Richards, P. et al “Community Cohesion in Liberia: A Post-War Rapid social Assessment”, Social Development Papers, Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction.” Paper No. 21, Washington, D.C.: World Bank, January 2005.

Rincon, J.M. “Ex-combatants, Returnees, Land and Conflict in Liberia – Working Paper.” Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DISS), April, 2010

Rose, L. “Customary Land Law in Liberia: An Overview of the Literature”. Monrovia: Liberia Land Commission and the World Bank, January 2011.

Rose, L. “Preventing and Managing Land Disputes in Liberia: Literature Review, Research Findings, and Recommendations for Action.” Report to the Liberia Land Commission and the Land Dispute Resolution Task Force. July, 2011.

SDI Liberia.

Syn, J. “Mediating land Disputes in Liberia.” Norwegian Refugee Council. Accord, Issue 23, April 2012.QED Group. “Evaluation of Rule of Law Programs in Liberia.” USAID. April 2009.

Technical Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Meeting 1. Land Commission Conference Room. February 2, 2012.

Technical Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Meeting 2. Land Commission Conference Room. March 5, 2012.

Technical Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Meeting 3. Land Commission Conference Room. April 5, 2012.

United Nations Peacebuilding Commission. “Review of Progress in the Implementation of the Statement of Mutual Commitments on Peacebuilding in Liberia.” General Assembly Security Council. Peacebuilding Commission. Sixth Session, Liberia Configuration. March 13, 2012.

United Nations Women. “From Conflict Resolution to Prevention: connecting Peace Huts to the Police in Liberia.” UN Women. September 19, 2012.

USAID Liberia. Bringing Justice to Rural Liberia by Motorcycle. 6/28/12.

U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service “About the Community Relations Service.”

U.S. Department of State, Human Rights Report, Liberia, 2012

Vincent, R. Liberia: Justice in their Own Hands. January 23, 2013.

Voice of America. “Carter Center Helping Traditional Leaders in Liberia Resolve Land Disputes”.

Walker, N. “Liberia: Early Warning and Early Response”.

ZIF. “Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Liberia: Much Remains to be Done.” Third Annual KAIPTC/ZIF Seminar. Accra, Ghana. November 1-3, 2007.

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