Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

U.S. Congress | Donor Conference | Inter-American Court of Human Rights | UN Human Rights Council | Rights-Based Approach Statements

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Overview

In the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, IJDH immediately began advocating for a human rights-based approach to aid. We called for fair aid policies that keep Haitians’ human rights at the center of all relief efforts. Together with our partners, we have urged a rights-based approach before Congress, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, before the UN Human Rights Council, and we continue advocating for a just response to the earthquake wherever decisions about Haitians’ lives are made.

Advocacy Before U.S. Congress

Congressional Black Caucus Event: Focus on Haiti: The Road to Recovery – A Six Month Review

Press Release: Groups to Press Array of Concerns Before the Congressional Black Caucus, July 26, 2010

Event Testimony, July 27, 2010

Event Notes: Prepared by ActionAID

Issue Briefs Prepared for Event by Haiti Advocacy Working Group Members

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NGOs Issue Letter to Members of Congress: Emergency Supplemental Aid to Haiti, February 19, 2010

International Donors’ Conference, March 31, 2010

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Hearing on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Following the Earthquake, March 23, 2010

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Photographs of the General Hearing before the IACHR

Press Release: IACHR Stresses Duty to Respect Human Rights During the Emergency in Haiti: EnglishFrançais

UN Human Rights Council Special Session, January 27, 2010

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Statements on Rights-Based Approach to International Assistance

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U.S. Congress | Donor Conference | Inter-American Court of Human Rights | UN Human Rights Council| Rights-Based Approach Statements

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Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
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