Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

IJDH Webinar on Elections in Haiti

BAI and IJDH work to protect the right of Haitians to select their government through fair elections. A key aspect of that work is ensuring that the international community has credible information about Haiti’s political situation. In our July 21 web conference, Jacqueline Charles, Jake Johnston, and Wesley Lainé analyzed the key issues currently being discussed in Haitian and international media. Afterwards, we answered participants’ questions. Below is the outline for the webinar. Click HERE for the full text. IJDH Webinar on Elections in Haiti July 21, 2015 -Jake Johnston, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, provides background on elections in Haiti, focusing on how the 2010 elections set the stage for the current crisis. -Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent of Miami Herald, discusses the main issues in the current elections, and the challenges she faces in reporting on elections. -Wesley Lainé, IJDH Legal […]

The CEP and Elections in Haiti: Décharge Is the Price of the Ticket

Wesley Lainé, Legal Fellow at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP, for Conseil Électoral Provisoire)’s decision to exclude candidates from the 2015 elections, based on the lack of a décharge. Part of the briefing paper is below. Click HERE to read the full text. The CEP and Elections in Haiti: Décharge Is the Price of the Ticket Wesley Lainé, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti July 17, 2015 “The biggest story so far in Haiti’s 2015 election process is the exclusion of fourteen out of seventy presidential candidates—many of them prominent figures—most for lack of an audit certificate, known in French as a décharge. The exclusions have been met with predictable criticism from the disqualified candidates and their supporters, but they also raise broader […]

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