IJDH takes action
The Lawyers’ Earth quake Response Net work (LERN), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), filed a joint sub mission through the Universal Periodic Review procedure, summarizing human rights issues raised in 13 stake holder reports submitted by a coalition of 57 grassroots groups, internally displaced persons camps, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions in Haiti. One of these human rights reports specifically focuses on the Rights of Children, and another focuses on Child Labor and Child Slavery violations.
- Universal Periodic Review Children’s Rights: English, Kreyol (Fon dasyon Kolezepòl pou Sove Timoun, Moun Viktim, Action des Unités Motivés pour une Haïti de Droit) — March 24, 2011
- Universal Periodic Review Restavèk Report: The Persistence of Child Labor and Slavery: English, Kreyol (Restavèk Freedom) — March 24, 2011
By bringing attention to these human right violations to an international level, IJDH-BAI hopes the Haitian government will be held more accountable and respond appropriately to stop such abuses from happening.