Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Civil Society Delegation Travels to Europe

Recently, three representatives from Haitian civil society groups visited Brussels and Paris in order to discuss and explain their viewpoints with regards to the current political and socio-economic conditions in Haiti. Meeting with members of the European Parliament, EU desk officers, staff members of European NGOs, members of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and various journalists, each member the Haitian delegation represented a different sector of Haitian civil society, including environmental, agricultural, and human rights concerns. Although they ran into resistance in their discussions with EU officers in Brussels, the Haitian leaders found the French government and the French NGOs to be very receptive. …. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. First impressions visit Haitian delegation to Brussels and Paris Els Hortensius, Coordination Europe-Haiti July 2016 From Monday through Wednesday June 27 – 29, three […]

European Union Must Support Haitian Democracy

This statement discusses the European Union’s role in pressuring Haiti to go forward with elections widely recognized as fraudulent and illegitimate, especially by average Haitians. It emphasizes the importance of fair elections in Haiti and the need for the EU to consider and respect the concerns of Haitian civil society. Part of the statement is  below. Click HERE for the full text. Cliquez ICI pour la version française. Coordination Europe-Haiti Brussels, February 3, 2016 Statement Towards a Haitian solution of the current political crisis The Coordination Europe-Haiti has taken note of the decision taken by the Electoral Council on Friday 22 January to, again, postpone the second round for the presidential elections in Haiti. This decision did not come as a surprise, given the continued and mounting criticism at the validity of the results of rounds on 9 August and 25 […]

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