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PROCUREMENT NOTICE No. UNDP/OHCHR/Transitional Justice /020/2019
Duty Station: Monrovia, Liberia
Description of the assignment: National Consultant to Provide Capacity Building to Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) and Develop a Blue-Print for Implementation of Recommendations made at the National Colloquium by Liberians on the TRC Recommendations
Project Name: OHCHR
Starting date: Immediate
Contract type: Individual Contractor (National)
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is one of the responsible UN agencies participating in the implementation of the Liberia Multi Partner Trust Fund/ Peace Building Project in Liberia. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. The General Assembly entrusted OHCHR with a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people. The United Nations human rights programme aims to ensure that the protection and enjoyment of human rights is a reality in the lives of all people. UN Human Rights also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity of the three interconnected pillars of the United Nations – peace and security, human rights and development.
Following the closure of UNMIL in March 2018, the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Liberia signed with the Government of Liberia an agreement on 1 April 2018. The agreement provides OHCHR with the mandate to promote and protect human rights through different strategies including technical cooperation arrangements, capacity building, training, awareness raising and technical assistance. Other activities include human rights monitoring, investigations, documentation and report to strengthen strategic evidenced based advocacy with government authorities and other oversight and institutional mechanism to demand for accountability, prevent impunity and promote respect for human rights and Rule of Law.It is upon this background that a national colloquium was held which engaged Liberians from all backgrounds and counties, including the Government officials, traditional men and women, CSOs, educational institutions, women groups, disable persons, county representatives etc. The colloquium produced a generally accepted recommendations from Liberians on what actions to take concerning immediate implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Among these recommendations are the setting up of war crime court and the Liberian National Bar Association has been mandated to send draft bill to the Liberian legislature to that effect. The outcomes from this colloquium engagement is expected to inform the elaboration of a national strategy and a roadmap to address emerging transitional justice concerns. Additionally, it is expected that a series of documents will be prepared, including one identifying the progress made so far, current and future obstacles to the implementation process, and recommend ideas that may assist to sustain peace and reconciliation.
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