Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

BAI Issues Press Release on the Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

Read the PDF version here. Read the English translation here. BUREAU DES AVOCATS INTERNATIONAUX 3, 2ème rue LavaudB.P. 19048Port-au-Prince, HaïtiTel : +5092943-2106/ 07Email: Port-au-Prince, le 18 août 2021 NOTE DE PRESSE Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) est choqué de constater que cinq (5) jours après le séisme, l’aide d’urgence que nécessitent les populations touchées tarde encore à venir, et surtout du non-respect des principes de redevabilité humanitaire par l’État Haïtien Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), dans sa mission première de défendre les droits des plus démunis, les droits inaliénables, imprescriptibles et inhérents à la personne humaine, en particulier ceux des victimes du Terrorisme d’État, du Choléra importé par la Mission des Nations-Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH), des Femmes et Filles victimes de viols, d’agressions sexuelles et autres abus de droit, tient à exprimer ses sympathies […]

IJDH, BAI, and KKTP Write to Columbia University Press Regarding the Publication of Ban Ki-moon’s 2021 Memoir

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), and Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt (KKTP) write to Columbia University Press regarding the publication of Ban Ki-moon’s 2021 memoir entitled Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World, which contains false statements about the efforts of cholera victims and their legal representatives to obtain justice in the face of the UN-introduced cholera epidemic in Haiti. Read the letter here.

Accepting Applications for the Bertha Justice Fellowship 2021-2023

We are excited to announce the IJDH Bertha Justice Fellowship for 2021-2023. With the generous support of the Bertha Foundation, we are offering a two-year legal fellowship for an emerging lawyer committed to pursuing a career in public interest law. We are particularly interested in candidates who know Haiti and speak Haitian Creole and/or French, as the Fellow will work closely with the team at BAI in Haiti. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample on a legal or policy topic, and contact information for two references electronically to by July 28, 2021. Please include “Bertha Fellow” in the subject line. Applications for the position will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Click HERE for more information on the fellowship and qualifications. Check out more about the Bertha Foundation here.

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Names Franciscka Lucien as New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Renée Metelus, Communications Coordinator  Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  E: Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  Names Franciscka Lucien as New Executive Director Boston, MA (July 15, 2019)—Today, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) welcomes Franciscka Lucien as its new Executive Director. Franciscka succeeds Brian Concannon who informed the Board in September 2018 of his intention to step down.  “We are thrilled that Franciscka is taking the helm of IJDH. Franciscka has an impressive track record of improving access to human rights for marginalized communities in Haiti. She brings clear vision, thoughtful leadership, and a deep commitment to centering impoverished communities and their rights to the organization,” said Joia Mukherjee, Chair of the IJDH Board of Directors.  IJDH is a non-profit organization that works to catalyze stability and prosperity […]

Deklarasyon La Saline: Dwa pou moun viv pa konn kanpe!

PDF Version: Deklarasyon La Saline Mete nan kontèks Sou Desanm 27, 2018, yon jou refleksyon sou evènman dènye san ki te fèt nan La Saline nan Novanm 2018 te pote soti nan Quisqueya Inivèsite, Notre Dame Inivèsite an Ayiti ak rezo a Nasyonal pou defans la nan Dwa. Moun (RNDDH). Aktivite sa a te ale nan plizyè douzèn moun ki soti nan diferan sektè nan lavi nasyonal – defansè dwa moun, avoka, doktè, agwonòm, pastè, prèt, pwofesè inivèsite, elèv, jounalis, ekonomis, aktivis feminis, lidè konpayi, sikològ, sosyològ, elatriye. – te yon opòtinite pou yon lòt fwa ankò, prezante dosye imen an ak materyèl, fè yon analiz legal nan evènman, gade nan sitiyasyon sekirite a nan La Saline, ensistans enpak li sou lavi yo nan fanmi yo ak timoun yo epi reflechi sou yon estrateji pou aksyon kolektif pou pote lavi […]

The Trial is Done: BAI’s Mario Joseph on Ricardo Seitenfus’ Latest Book on Cholera in Haiti

Preface to the book by Ricardo Seitenfus, Les Nations unies et le choléra en Haïti : coupables mais non responsables ? Published on 2018-12-03 | Le Nouvelliste   National –   The collapse of the Haitian state, following the kidnapping and/or the coup d’état on February 29, 2004, led the world’s guardian nations to consider, in the framework of the United Nations (UN), a so-called mission of peace, commonly known as the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The experience is disastrous for the poorest country in the Americas whose entry into the concert of nations is still a case of forceps. In addition to the fact that the stabilization is ultimately a sham, it has sowed in the soil of Haiti a degrading disease caused by the bacterium “Vibrio cholerae.”   The importation of this disease into Haiti […]

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