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Liberia: "The goal is peace, to sleep without hearing gunshots, to send our children to school; that is what we want."

, Index number: AFR 34/024/2003

The comprehensive agreement signed on 18 August 2003, saw the inauguration of the power-sharing National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) and the deployment of what will be the largest current United Nations (UN) peace-keeping operation should augur well for the people of Liberia who have suffered appalling human rights abuses for so many years. This report examines the major challenges that remain, in particular the major human rights violations that still occur in areas where the UN peace-keeping troops have yet to deploy.

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