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Detainees, Correction Officers At Risk

-As RAL Alarms; Says Prisons Lack Ebola Prevention Materials. Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) says it attention has been drawn to the appalling situation in these difficult times with the Bureau of Correction and Rehabilitation which is responsible to provide services to inmates throughout the country. According to the civil society group, the lives of detainees, …

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RAL Gets NED’s Support for Rule of Law Reform in Liberia

The Washington DC based National Endowment for Democracy has provided Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) with a one year grant to “Promote Rule of Law Reforms” in Liberia. The project is aimed to increase awareness on human rights violations in the penal system; advocate for prison reform; and strengthen trust between the community and the police …

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RAL On Anti-torture Awareness

-Join Over 130 Int’l Advocacy Groups The Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL), a member center of the Global International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) has joined over 139 torture rehabilitation and prevention organizations on raising awareness on the abolition of torture in Liberia. The RAL’s one day awareness exercise was held yesterday June 26, 2014 …

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AU Opposes Death Penalty

The African Union (AU), formerly the Organization of African Unity (OAU), has instructed member-States of the union to put an end to death penalty. However, the African Union did not mention any name of a member-Country where death penalty is accepted by the government. Several human rights organizations, stakeholders from member-states including the Rescue Alternatives …

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RAL Supports Govt.’s Security Apparatus

-Trains Several Security Personnel- In an effort in buttressing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s quest in building capacity of the country’s security apparatus through training to meet up with international best practices, the Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) has provided training for several security personnel. Security Personnel who benefited from Rescue Alternatives Liberia’s one day training workshop …

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RAL On Government’s Back

__Wants Death Penalty Law Repealed__ The Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) has called on the government to repeal the July 2008 law which allows death penalty in criminal cases, in contrast to the nation’s obligation under the second protocol of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which is signed. According to a release …

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