August 4, 2010, 12:37 pm
By The Carter Center
Public Radio International’s “The World” examines Liberia’s struggle with land disputes, as citizens return home after the war to find others living on land they claim as their own, in a story aired Aug. 3. The story also features the Carter Center’s John Hummel, who explains the country’s need for both a modern legal system and tribal justice system, and the Center’s weekly radio show that explains basic legal concepts, such as the difference between a civil and criminal court matter, to rural Liberians.
Listen to the full story here: http://www.theworld.org/2010/08/03/liberia-land-disputes-laura-cunial/
The Carter Center has worked since 2006 with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to strengthen formal systems of justice, educate citizens on their rights, and to strengthen indigenous dispute resolution capacity in ways consistent with the law.