Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Cholera Victims in Haiti are Suing the United Nations (Canada Haiti Action Network)

Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN) November 8, 2011 Five thousand Haitian victims of the cholera epidemic have today undertaken legal action against the United Nations. The following press release on this subject was sent to media across Canada this morning. Below is a published Associated Press/CBS News story based on the release.  **Read the 37-page “Petition for Relief” submitted by the 5,000 Haitian cholera complainants. It constitutes their legal case for remedial action. The petition is attached here, or you can access it here: http://ijdh.org/archives/22916. The Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is one of the legal offices prosecuting the case on behalf of the victims. You can listen to or watch an exclusive, seven minute interview with IJDH Director Brian Concannon which aired on Democracy Now today, November 8: http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2011/11/8. The Democracy Now story briefly hears from former U.S. […]

Public Forums in Canada Air Concerns Over Earthquake Relief in Haiti

By Roger Annis, Canada Haiti Action Network Vancouver residents had a unique opportunity on October 5 to hear firsthand about the ongoing humanitarian tragedy in Haiti. Attorney Nicole Phillips of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) spoke at two public forums in the city that day. The theme of the talks was, “Haiti, Human Rights and the International Community.” Twenty five people attended an afternoon forum at the University of British Columbia that was sponsored by the Liu Institute for Global Issues. In the evening, forty people heard Phillips speak at a forum sponsored by Haiti Solidarity BC. She was joined on a panel at the evening forum by Dr. Luma Maxo, a Haitian doctor working with Partners In Health in Haiti. Phillips’ explained the findings of a new study co-authored by the IJDH that examines conditions for […]

Respect for Human Rights Must Guide Haiti Reconstruction

From Canada Haiti Action Network Groups Call for Respect for Human Rights to Guide Haiti Donors’ Conference Recommend Mechanisms for Transparency, Accountability, Participation in Rebuilding of Haiti   (New York, March 31, 2010)—The human rights and dignity of all Haitians should be the driving force behind international assistance in rebuilding Haiti, said a coalition working for human rights and improving aid delivery in Haiti today, as major donors gathered in New York to discuss the future of aid to Haiti.  The groups—Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Partners In Health (PIH)/Zanmi Lasante (ZL), and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center)—have rallied a global call for a rights-based approach to international assistance, in […]

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