President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has proposed reforms to the country’s judicial system in a bid to boost citizens’ access to justice and address corruption and injustice. The president urged the country’s judicial branch of government to aid the executive in refining these reforms, which include measures to fast-track prosecution. Sirleaf acknowledged that Liberia has a serious backlog of criminal and civil cases, which she said emphasized the need to modernize the country’s judicial process. She also suggested that the jury system should be overhauled.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.