Accession Number:

AD1023594

Title:

Land Disputes Unearth Shaky Legal Foundation: Will Liberias Land Reform Provide Stability

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Three weeks into my 6-month tour in Liberia, I was just beginning to get used to navigating the city on roads without traffic laws. One morning, I tested my skills on the way to an early meeting with the Armed Forces of Liberia legal staff. While enroute, I encountered a crowd forming in the street, which quickly began blocking the road. One of the children in the neighborhood started directing traffic, ordering cars to turn around or take and off-road detour. My paralegal asked the boy why the crowd had formed, to which the boy replied, land dispute. We turned around just before the assembly turned into a riot, shutting down a main thoroughfare out of the city for hours.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE