Welcome to the Haiti Asylum Information Project (HAIP), built and maintained by IJDH with the generous support of the Firedoll Foundation. HAIP is intended as a resource for asylum applicants and their lawyers. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and we recommend that all asylum applicants seek legal assistance with their applications.
Haiti Asylum Claims Webinar, March 30, 2017
Country Condition Information: Reports from human rights groups, the United Nations and governments; and news reports on topics including repression and intimidation, gender-based violence, elections, and politics.
Haitian Women and Gender-Based Violence: Get expert research and advice; model affidavits and human rights reports.
—-Model Expert Affidavits (2017):
—-Victim of Domestic Violence Seeking Asylum
—-Victim of Domestic Violence Seeking Asylum, Restavek
Haiti Land Disputes Memo, March 27, 2017
Expert declaration on Land Disputes by Brian Concannon, February 27, 2017
Legal Briefs/Memos on firm resettlement, etc
Political Violence: Including cases and background on political violence in Haiti.
Election-Related Information: News reports, legal analysis and formal reports on Haiti’s elections.
Sexual Minorities and HIV/AIDS: Including specific country condition, cases and law articles.
Detention and deportation of noncriminal Haitians arriving from Mexico: News reports on US immigration policy and deportations.
Criminal Deportees: Including case law and legal analyses of U.S. and international law, reports on prison conditions and treatment of deportees, and news reports of deportation issues.
Expert Roster: Names, contact information and qualifications for recognized experts on Haiti.
Model Affidavits: Previous model expert affidavits, the Omnibus Motion to Stop Haitian Deportations
Haiti Asylum Case Law: Haitian asylum cases, including summaries of the main issues and the holdings for each.
U.S. Immigration Policy on Haitian Migrants: May 2011 report by the Congressional Research Service.
Alternative Chance: Advocacy for Criminal Deportees in Haiti
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of Law
Extreme Environmental Events and Haitian Refugees (American University)
Fahamu Refugee Programme
University of Minnesota Center for New Americans
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