Looking for some compelling reading? We have some very exciting news! Author and law professor Fran Quigley has written a book about BAI/IJDH and the struggle for human rights in Haiti!
BAI and IJDH have been mentioned in many articles but this is the first time there’s been a book about our work and Quigley explains it thoroughly. In How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: Activists, Lawyers, and the Grassroots Campaign, he covers everything from the Raboteau Massacre trial, to the failed post-earthquake recovery, to the Duvalier prosecution, all while demonstrating why a better Haiti will come from the grassroots, up. Woven into those stories are the stories of BAI and IJDH and how a small town boy who struggled to pay for school became the most prominent human rights lawyer in Haiti. The more attention our work gets, the safer it will be for Mario and the rest of BAI to continue helping Haitians enforce the rights they need to enforce to escape poverty and vulnerability. This book is a must-read if you want to understand the link between poverty and human rights, and how Haiti is ready for change, with lessons that are applicable not just there, but all over the world.
The books are now available in both hardcover and eBook! Order your copy now from your favorite local or online bookseller. If you order through Amazon Smile, IJDH will receive 0.5% of the purchase price as well. (This applies not just to the book, but any eligible purchases.)
In the meantime, here‘s information on the book from Vanderbilt University Press. Also, keep an eye on our event listing for upcoming book talks with Fran Quigley all over the US. And if you just can’t wait to read the book, here‘s an excerpt in Foreign Affairs.