Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Come hear Brian and Mario speak at TransAfrica Forum THIS TUESDAY March 23 at 6pm

Haiti: Findings of Human Rights Organizations

March 23, 2010

Public Briefing on Haiti

Haiti: Findings of Human Rights Organizations

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Where: TransAfrica Forum, 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006 (Farragut North Metro Station)

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm (light refreshments served)

Cost: Free and open to the public

Despite reports that the situation in Haiti is stable, many human rights organizations report a different story. While USAID and the U.S. Southern Command are now asserting that the demand for food and medical care is not exceeding the capacity on the ground, TransAfrica and its colleagues have found these reports wholly untrue. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are going without food, shelter, sanitation and medical care, and the bureaucratic process to receive help is costing lives. Even though more than $1 billion has been collected for Haiti relief, tens of thousands of Haitians go without nourishment, basic medical assistance and adequate sanitation units.

In response to these and other humanitarian and human right concerns, prominent human rights attorneys will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the morning of Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Representatives from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Bureau des Avocats Internationaux will provide first hand accounts of human rights violations post-earthquake.

Following their testimony and meetings with key Congressional Members, the delegation will answer questions at TransAfrica Forum. Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00pm and hear a poignant, more personal version, of the present situation in Haiti.

TransAfrica Forum is the leading advocacy organization for Africa and the African Diaspora in U.S. foreign policy. In its 30 year history, TransAfrica Forum helped lead the world protest against apartheid in South Africa. The organization was a key player in the restoration of Democracy in Haiti and limiting U.S. oil company power in Nigeria. Today TransAfrica Forum continues to work for human and economic justice for African people on the continent of Africa, in Latin America and in the Caribbean. Our website is www.transafricaforum.org.

Please RSVP to dialogue@transafricaforum.org or call 202.223.1960 ext 131.

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