President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Reaffirms Commitment to Uphold Human Rights

Monday, 11th December 2006
President Sirleaf Speaking at the Human Rights Day Celebration held at the Monrovia City Hall.
President Sirleaf Speaking at the Human Rights Day Celebration held at the Monrovia City Hall.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson, Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reaffirmed governmentís commitment to ideals for the sustenance of human rights in the country. The President noted the necessity for all members of the human race to recognize and protect the rights of others around the world. 

The Liberian leader further pointed out that respect for human rights is embedded in the constitution, and described as a disrespect the failure to recognize such rights.

The President, however said, all rights are accompanied with some level of responsibility. In the absence such responsibility, she maintained, it becomes the task of government to intervene to protect all.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the remarks Monday when she spoke at programs marking Human Rights Day the Monrovia City Hall.

At the program papers were delivered by several personalities representing a number of International organizations including the United Nations Secretary General Special Representative, Allen Doss, Human Right Groups in the country, Civil Society, as well as local and International Non-Government Organizations