Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

So That Tyrants Won’t Rest, Haitians Keep a Vigil

David Conzalez, New York Times August 2, 2000 So That Tyrants Won’t Rest, Haitians Keep a Vigil PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Every Wednesday, a crowd gathers in the Plaza of Martyrs here for a ritual as unsparing and inescapable as the brutal midday sun. They circle a statue of a slender man releasing a dove to the heavens hoping that their pleas,too, will rise above the din and indifference. “We are not going to hide from the assassins,” they chant. “The people are like the trees. We will bend but we will not break.” Nor will they budge. What started with 11 people in 1997 over the beatings, rapes and murders committed under the regime that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in a 1991 coup has grown to a weekly march of more than 100 men and women. They are part of a […]

JUSTICE DELAYED: SHOWDOWN LOOMS IN HAITI–FORMER BOSTON LAWYER TO TRY EX-OFFICIALS IN 1994 MASSACRE

John Donnelly, Boston Globe June 11, 2000 JUSTICE DELAYED: SHOWDOWN LOOMS IN HAITI FORMER BOSTON LAWYER TO TRY EX-OFFICIALS IN 1994 MASSACRE Edition: THIRD Section: National/Foreign Page: A1 GONAIVES , Haiti – It was just another slaughter in Haiti. Soldiers and police beat people in their homes here before dawn on April 22, 1994. They shot them fleeing into the sea. It became a massacre of floating corpses. And that normally would have been the end of the story, for Haiti’s history is full of bloody tales of the military acting as it pleased, crushing any who resisted. This time was different. Months later, a US invasion force of 20,000 troops ushered out the country’s military leaders, and the victims in the Raboteau neighborhood of Gonaives grew more determined not to allow what had happened that morning slip away forgotten. […]

Violence Against Women in Haiti (UN)

From the United Nations Economic and Social Council: Commission on Human Rights Integration of the Human Rights of Women and Gender Perspective: Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/44 Violence Against Women: Addendum to the Report on the Mission to Haiti Violence Against Women

1995 Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti (OAS)

From the Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 1995 IACHR Report Haiti http://www.cidh.oas.org/countryrep/EnHa95/EngHaiti.htm

1994 Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti (OAS)

From the Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 1994-IACHR-Report-Haiti http://www.cidh.oas.org/countryrep/EnHa94/EngHaiti.htm

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