Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom Receives NYU Recent Graduate Award

We are so proud of IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom for receiving the Recent Graduate Award from New York University. Beatrice has led the efforts to secure justice from the UN for the cholera epidemic it brought to Haiti. Last month, NYU also invited her to speak in the inaugural conference of their new Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. If you missed it, watch the recording here. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Evan Chesler ’75, Troy McKenzie ’00, Thomas Buergenthal ’60, and Beatrice Lindstrom ’10 honored with alumni awards at Reunion 2015 NYU Law May 6, 2015 Amidst gorgeous New York City spring weather, twelve classes from 1955 to 2010 gathered at NYU School of Law last weekend to celebrate at Reunion 2015. The weekend schedule included academic PROGRAMMING, dining, dancing, and more. […]

Brian Concannon Recognized for International Justice Work

We’re very excited to share the news that Brian Concannon, IJDH Executive Director, has won the Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award from the National Lawyers Guild! To be presented in Chicago this September, this award honors outstanding international legal work, legal solidarity, international advocacy, and justice beyond borders. It epitomizes Debra Evenson (former Guild president)’s commitment to international solidarity and the struggle for justice. Click HERE for more information on the ceremony. The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. They aim to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work […]

Brian Concannon, Mario Joseph Honored for Human Rights Work

BAI’s Mario Joseph and IJDH’s Brian Concannon have won the Salem Award for human rights, to be presented at a ceremony March 23, 2014 in Salem, MA. This article summarizes the history of Brian and Mario’s partnership, BAI/IJDH, and why the pair was nominated for this award. Human rights lawyers will be honored for Haiti work Staff, Boston Haitian Reporter March 6, 2014 On Sunday, March 23rd, community activists will gather at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to celebrate the 22nd annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. The award will be presented to Mario Joseph and Brian Concannon, Jr. in recognition of their work to promote human rights in Haiti. Joseph and Concannon have been working to strengthen the rule of law in Haiti for the past two decades. Their journey began at the Bureau des Avocats […]

Mario and Brian Win Salem Human Rights Award

We’re very excited to share the news that Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney of BAI, and Brian Concannon, Director of IJDH, have won the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice!  The Salem News interviewed Brian to learn more about their work. Haiti Human rights lawyers to share award Neil H. Dempsey, The Salem News January 15, 2014 SALEM — Two lawyers who have spent the past two decades pursuing human rights causes in Haiti will receive this year’s Salem Award. Brian Concannon is the founder of the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, while Mario Joseph serves as managing attorney at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, its sister organization based out of Port-au-Prince. The two have worked on an array of issues, from prisoners’ rights to housing advocacy to the prosecution of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier for […]

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