OUT NOW: New IJDH Article on Unaccountable Foreign Interference and Haiti’s Cycle of Debt and Aid Dependence
In a new article in the Northwestern Journal of Human Rights, former IJDH staff attorney Sandra Wisner of the University of Toronto and IJDH Executive Director Brian Concannon explain how unaccountable foreign interference in Haiti has created a vicious cycle of entrenched debt and aid dependence and violated Haitians’ human rights.
BAI's Mario Joseph Speaks on Haiti's Democracy and Reparations for the Second Session of the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent
As the second session of the United Nations (UN) Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (May 30 to June 2, 2023) continued, BAI Managing Attorney Mario Joseph spoke on the fight for Haiti’s democracy and reparations for all Africans.
BAI and Other Members of the OHCCH Call for an Awakening of Conscience for the Government of Haiti and Emphasize the Need for Haitians to Stick to Democratic Values
On the sixtieth anniversary of the April 26, 1963 Duvalier regime massacre, BAI and other members of the Haitian Observatory of Crimes Against Humanity (OHCCH) call for the Government of Haiti to wake up amid the country's unprecedented insecurity and emphasize the need for Haitians to stick to democratic values, for which they have sacrificed so much.
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.
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.