US Hearings Schedule

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008

9:30 am-12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies


Liberian National Anthem
US National Anthem

Speeches

Chairman Jerome Verdier
Advocates Executive Director Robin Phillips
Ambassador Minor (invited)
Senator Amy Klobuchar (invited)
Hamline University Vice President Dan Lauritz


Introduction to Liberian History (Dr. Augustine Konneh)

Cultural Performance by Ambassador Juli Endee (invited)

12:30-2:00 pm Break

1:00-1:30 pm Press Conference

2:00-5:00 pm Individual witness testimony
1979-1980: Rice Riots and Military Coup Against President Tolbert

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2008

9:30 am-12:30 pm Individual witness testimony
Finish 1979-1980 Tolbert administration witnesses; begin 1980-1990: People’s Redemption Council (PRC) and Civilian government under President Samuel K. Doe

12:30-2:00 pm Break

2:00-5:00 pm Individual witness testimony
1980-1990: People’s Redemption Council (PRC) and Civilian government under President Samuel K. Doe; early days of the NPFL insurgency

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008

9:30 am-12:30 pm Individual witness testimony
1990-2003: Conflict and factional fighting; displacement and life in refugee camps

12:30-2:00 pm Break

2:00-5:00 pm Individual witness testimony
1990-2003: Conflict and factional fighting; displacement and life in refugee camps

5:00-6:00 pm Audience Discussion and Q&A with Commissioners


FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008

9:30 am-12:30 pm Individual witness testimony
1990-2003: Conflict and factional fighting; displacement and life in refugee camps

12:30-2:00 pm Break

2:00-5:00 pm Diaspora organization testimony
Experiences of the Liberian Diaspora

5:00-6:00 pm Audience Discussion and Q&A with Commissioners

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008

9:30 am-12:30 pm Diaspora organization testimony

12:30-2:00 pm Break

1:00-1:30 pm Press Conference

2:00-3:30 pm Diaspora organization testimony

3:30-5:00 pm Town Hall Meeting with TRC and
Closing ceremonies