National report submitted in accordance with
paragraph 15 (a) of the annex to Human Rights
Council resolution 5/1
I. Methodology and consultation process
1. The present report is submitted in accordance with resolution 5/1, dated 18 June 2007, of the Human Rights Council established by General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006.
2. The date of 7 February 1986 was chosen as the starting point for the preparation of this document in that it marked the end of the Duvalier regime, which, for 29 years, had maintained power through practices that violated fundamental freedoms and human rights.
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