Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Review: BAI/IJDH Work Is “more lasting than material aid”

An excellent review of Fran Quigley’s How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: Activists, Lawyers, and the Grassroots Campaign. This review outlines the challenges to democracy that Haiti has faced and how BAI and IJDH, since 1994 and 2004 (respectively), have been there to fight for justice. Part of the review is below. Click HERE for the full text. How Human Rights Can Build Haiti, by Fran Quigley Tom F. Driver, The Christian Century December 16, 2015 Whenever I return from Haiti I am asked if there is any hope for the country. I reply that when I am in the United States and hearing the news I do not think so. But when I am in Haiti among Haitians I believe there is. The internationally known physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer, whose legendary work in Haiti began in the 1980s, sometimes says that […]

Summer Reading: Learn How BAI and IJDH Fight for Justice in Haiti

Carol Strazer March 2015 Not since Tracy Kidder’s masterful narrative of Mountains beyond Mountains have I found an author who could provide a clearer picture of Haiti and some of the people who work there. Unlike Mountains… Quigley’s well-researched book studies Haiti’s broad, systemic difficulties. Yet, like Tracy Kidder, Fran Quigley shines hope on Haiti’s future as he includes in his book, not one, but two courageous men—one American, one Haitian—and their supporters, as they apply the tools of their lawyerly trade in the pursuit of Haitian human rights. Author Fran Quigley delves further into Haiti’s complicated problems and explains the challenges Haiti faces. He methodically constructs each chapter with interviews, facts, and observations. For those readers concerned about our poorest neighbor and its struggles with human rights abuses, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and the cholera epidemic, this […]

Common Dreams Reviews ‘How Human Rights Can Build Haiti’

This review of Fran Quigley’s How Human Rights Can Build Haiti includes many of the history lessons Quigley brings in throughout the book. It describes how BAI and IJDH’s work fits in with that history, and why this book is a must-read for anyone interested in human rights. Part of the review is below. Click HERE for the full text. ‘How Human Rights Can Build Haiti’ Marjorie Cohn, Common Dreams February 2, 2015 Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has suffered a devastating earthquake followed by a deadly cholera epidemic, both set in the backdrop of a history of oppression by corrupt rulers and foreign exploitation. In spite of incredible challenges, two intrepid human rights attorneys – one Haitian and one American – have worked diligently to vindicate the rights of the people of Haiti, with some notable […]

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