Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2003
(c) Promote reconciliation to ensure the restoration of peace and stability for the country and its people; The Council urges all parties to fully respect the ceasefire and fully respect all obligations under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in Accra on 18 August, including fully cooperating with the Mission of the Economic Community of West African States in Liberia (ECOMIL), the United Nations, the International Contact Group for Liberia (ICGL) , the African Union (AU) and the United States for the creation of a Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), which is a critical aspect of the Liberian peace process, as required by the Accra agreement. On October 14, 2003, a transitional government led by Gyude Bryant was sworn in and ruled until the 2005 legislative elections. The Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), the rebel group that controlled southeastern Liberia, released 28 prisoners of war at the ICRC on 29 October 2003.1 MODEL was the first of three groups to release prisoners since the peace agreement. The TRC was finally created on February 2, 2004. At a press conference in the first week of May, the TRC Commissioners stated that the TRC intends to “move from one city to another, from one city to another and from one city to another, in order to keep citizens informed of the importance of the Commission in the search for a real and lasting peace in Liberia.” 4 “In July, President Johnson-Sirleaf officially completed the national disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration programme, which since 2003 had disarmed and demobilized more than 101,000 veterans and recovered more than 90,000 veterans.” 110. Communication. The parties ensure that the terms of the ceasefire agreement and written orders requiring compliance with the rules are immediately communicated to their armed forces. Contractual terms are communicated simultaneously to the civilian population through printing, electronics and other media. The peace agreement included a wide range of reforms; the obligation to conduct a human rights investigation by a truth commission and to examine the security forces for human rights reasons.
The former Nigerian head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, facilitated the negotiations that led to the agreement.  However, civil society also played an important role in the discussions. Representatives of interfaith people, human rights, prodeocraty, women`s rights and legal organizations were admitted as official delegates and many others participated informally as observers. Women have been particularly vocal in these peace talks. Every day, between 150 and 200 refugee activists came to the hotel where the talks were being held to try to stop the Monrovia shooting and violence in their country.  These women were organized by the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace.