Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

02/01/17: Above the Law? Holding the UN Accountable for Cholera in Haiti [EVENT]

The cholera crisis and efforts to hold the UN accountable raise critical questions in emerging areas of international law, including the responsibility of international organizations, the right to an effective remedy, and whether individuals should be able to sue the UN in national courts. Join Beatrice Lindstrom, Staff Attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti and lawyer for the victims, in a discussion of how lawyers are innovating new strategies to strengthen UN accountability and secure justice for victims. WHERE: Classroom F University of Chicago Law School 1111 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637 WHEN: 12:15-1:20pm Wednesday, February 1, 2017

01/21/17: Diaspora Challenge Initiative (DCI) Symposium [EVENT]

The Diaspora Challenge Initiative (DCI) sponsored by the LEAD Program of the Pan American Development Fund (PADF) invite you to a celebration and award ceremony presented to honor/congratulate all the winners of the Challenge. Please join them in recognizing the great work of these brilliant champions and Innovators who responded to the call, leading the way in the Haitian Diaspora’s pursuits and actions for a better Haiti Learn more about the DCI at: For all questions or to submit your application, email the DCI team at: WHERE: MIT Conference Center 50 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142 WHEN: Saturday January 21, 2017 9am to 4pm   For more info or to register for this event, click HERE.

01/08/17: Celebrate Haitian Resilience and Honor Our Elders [EVENT]

Join Youth and Family Enrichment Services for a celebration and commemoration as the seventh anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake approaches. The suggested donation to keep the program going is $15. WHERE: 25 Gile Road Milton, MA 02189 WHEN: Sunday, January 8, 2017 5:30pm For more information, call 617-364-0370 or email

12/02/16: Holding the UN to account for Cholera in Haiti [EVENT]

Holding the UN to account for Cholera in Haiti: Are lawyers the real problem? 2 December 2016 Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm Venue: Ground floor lecture theatre, ArtsOne Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS United Kingdom ‘Holding the UN to account for Cholera in Haiti: Are lawyers the real problem?’ Public Policy Lecture is delivered by Professor Philip Alston and hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC). About the speaker Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. His teaching focuses primarily on international law, human rights law, and international criminal law. He co-chairs the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He has previously been Professor of Law and Foundation Director of the Center for International and Public Law at […]

11/14/16: Taking the UN and the World Bank to Court [EVENT]

Taking the UN and the World Bank to Court: The Human Rights Impact of Immunity for International Organizations Lawsuits seeking to hold the United Nations liable for the devastating cholera outbreak in Haiti and to compel the International Finance Corporation to redress health problems and lost livelihoods caused by a coal plant it funded in India have faced dismissal on grounds of immunity. The UN’s refusal to acknowledge its legal responsibility for the epidemic and the IFC’s reluctance to own up to its role in social and environmental harms have called into question the justifications for insulating these institutions from judicial process, particularly in absence of adequate, alternative remedies. These cases also have spurred creative thinking about what non-judicial remedies might look like and prompted debates about the role of alternative grievance procedures, such as the accountability mechanism at the […]

11/12/16: 1804 List Induction Ceremony & Reception [EVENT]

The Haitian Roundtable presents its 4th annual 1804 List Event, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizing 25 Haitian-American Changemakers and 5 Ones To Watch who are thought leaders, trailblazers, rising stars or unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. IJDH collaborators Alix Cantave, Charlot Lucien and Nancy Morisseau are among the honorees. WHEN: Saturday November 12, 2016 6 – 11pm WHERE: MIST: My Image Studios 46 W 116th St New York, NY 10026   Click HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.

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