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What Does Haiti Need for Democratic Elections? [Video]

IJDH’s Nik Barry-Shaw discusses the recent postponement of Haiti’s presidential elections, what led up to that, and what it needed to make the electoral process more democratic going forward. International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti CCTV America January 24, 2016   Click HERE for the original post.

Fraud in October 25 Election Shouldn’t Be Ignored

In the international media, Haiti’s second round of elections on October 25 has been widely praised for the decrease in violence compared to the August 9th round. These reports ignore the rampant ballot stuffing that occurred, particularly in favor of Jovenel Moise, the candidate affiliated with Haiti’s current president. This segment features interviews with Haitian radio host Jean Yves Point-du-Jour, Haiti Information Project founder Kevin Pina, Haiti expert Robert Fatton, and FIU professor Eduardo Gamarra. All four emphasize the importance of fair vote-counting and accurate choosing of the two candidates who will advance to the run-off election set for December. Part of the segment is below. Click HERE for all the videos. The Heat: Elections in Haiti CCTV America October 26, 2015 Voters in Haiti faced long lines and a lengthy ballot of 54 candidates seeking to be that country’s next […]

Judge Deliberates on UN Immunity in Cholera Epidemic

This article gives a detailed overview of the cholera epidemic in Haiti and the corresponding oral arguments on the question of UN immunity. On behalf of the UN, the US government attorney argued for the case to be dismissed under the UN Immunities Convention. Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that because the UN failed to comply with its obligations, it left them with no choice but to seek justice in court. We now await the judge’s decision. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text and video interview with Beatrice Lindstrom. Judge deliberates on whether UN can be sued by Haitian groups for cholera epidemic Liling Tan, CCTV America October 23, 2014 A judge is currently considering whether the United Nations can be sued over allegations that its peacekeepers in Haiti are responsible for the country’s worst cholera […]

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