With the help of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)’s Ella Baker Fellows program, BAI legal interns Jocy Brooks and Greger Calhan, supported our team at the BAI’s Port-au-Prince office this summer.
In this podcast, Jocy and Greger report on what they witnessed at the eviction of the Silvio Cator Stadium
that took place July 18th. They also discuss the current conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, camp residents’ prospects for the future, and the Haitian government’s culpability for the illegal evictions now occurring.
To listen to Jocy and Greger’s Podcast, click here.
Jocy Brooks is a rising 3L and a Stein Scholar for the Public Interest at Fordham University School of Law. She has experience in public interest work at home and abroad – she has worked at the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic to create a mobile legal aid clinic in rural Malawi as well as at the Global Justice Center in New York. Greger Calhan is a 3L student and Hays Civil Liberties Fellow at New York University. Greger became involved in Haitian human rights advocacy as a member of NYU’s Global Justice Clinic, where he worked with Professor Meg Satterwaite to investigate and document gender-based violence in Haiti’s IDP camps. In the past he has volunteered at the Center for Victims of Torture and worked on related asylum claims as a legal intern at the Advocates for Human Rights.
With the illegal evictions of Haitians in Internally Displaced Persons camps increasing since the Martelly administration took office this May, IJDH-BAI continues to staunchly advocate for Haitian’s rights against forced evictions until adequate housing alternatives are provided.
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