The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted two thematic hearings on Haiti for its 186th Period of Sessions, which IJDH and BAI requested jointly with partners. On International Women's Day (March 8), a hearing on widespread sexual violence against Haitian women and girls and corresponding side event were held, and on March 9, a hearing on deportations of Haitian nationals from the United States to Haiti was held.
Out now, IJDH’s latest update on the current status of human rights and rule of law in Haiti covers key developments from June 2022 through November 2022.
IJDH applauds Secretary Mayorkas’s December 5 announcement that DHS will redesignate Haiti for TPS, an announcement which recognizes that current conditions in Haiti make it impossible for the United States to safely deport people there now. However, the redesignation announcement underscores an important contradiction in U.S. policy, and we renew our calls for the State Department to stop propping up the regime in Haiti which made it necessary.
Join IJDH, Haiti Response Coalition, and allies for a Haiti Advocacy Campaign to call on the US government to stop supporting Haiti’s repressive and corrupt government, so that a Haitian-led solution to the crisis can emerge.
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit organization. Established in 2004, it is a partnership of human rights advocates in Haiti and the U.S., dedicated to tackling the root causes of injustice that impacts basic human rights in Haiti.