Access to Justice
In 2014, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux launched a Civic Engagement Program (Programme d’Engagement Civique, PEC) in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The BAI PEC programs are taught as part of a concrete participative rights-enforcement initiative, which allows for experimentation, learning from successes and failures, and adapting techniques to local conditions.
Through PEC, Haitian citizens discuss issues that are important to them and collaborate to make their voices heard. BAI regularly holds press conferences and supports the organization of peaceful protests, creating opportunities for grassroots Haitian voices to have an impact in the national and international press. IJDH amplifies these voices throughout the Institute’s transnational advocacy networks, connecting the Haitian grassroots advocates with campaigns and advocates abroad.