Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Programme d’Engagement Civique (PEC-BAI/IJDH): encore une séance de formation pour les animateurs

July 20, 2016 Dans le cadre du Programme d’Engagement Civique (PEC), en cours de réalisation au niveau de ces quatre communes : Saut d’Eau,  Lachapelle, Boucan carré et Mirebalais, pour renforcer la capacité des animateurs à aider les accompagnateurs à orienter les membres   de leur communauté ( participants) en termes de plaidoyer afin d’interpeler les autorités locales gouvernementales autour de leurs droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, particulièrement leurs droits à l’éducation et à la santé, le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) a entrepris une journée de formation ce mercredi 13 juillet 2016 dans la commune de Saut d’Eau. Seize animateurs, accompagnés d’avocats de ces communes, d’avocats stagiaires et d’étudiants finissants du BAI avaient pris part à cette séance de formation autour de ces  thèmes : politique et les trois pouvoirs de l’Etat, techniques d’animation, de supervision et de plaidoyer. Elle a […]

How Poor Water and Sanitation Impact Education in Haiti

On March 23, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council met to discuss the latest report by the Gustavo Gallón, the UN Independent Expert on Haiti. The statement below comes from one of the groups who participated in this meeting, Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW highlights the effects of poor water and sanitation on education in Haiti, particularly for girls, and the need for adjudication of the UN’s introduction of cholera to Haiti. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. UN Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Haiti Human Rights Watch March 23, 2016 Thank you, Mr. Gallon for your continued work on human rights in Haiti. … On the question of cholera, Human Rights Watch has noted that to date, there has been no independent adjudication of the facts surrounding […]

UN Report Makes Important Recommendations on Education in Haiti

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has released a groundbreaking report in education in Haiti. In the report, the Committee emphasizes the importance of free quality education and reminds the Haitian government of its responsibilities regulating education. For only the second time ever (the previous time being in a Brazil report), the Committee also addresses structural discrimination. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti: United Nations report puts for-profit education on the side-lines Education International February 18, 2016 The Committee on the Rights of the Child, a United Nations body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, has shown great concern over the access and quality of education in Haiti through the publication of its latest report on the country. Discrimination, […]

Unjust DR Policies Bar Children from Education

Tens of thousands of children born in the Dominican Republic are unable to attend high school due to bureaucratic hurdles meant to exclude children of Haitian descent. Because of these practices, these children have to end their education early and are limited in their future opportunities. Making matters worse, their children are often in the same predicament once it’s their turn to attend high school, making this a problem passed down through generations. The article below follows the story of one such Dominican man, who, despite facing the risk of deportation, is mainly concerned with his own daughter getting an education. Born Dominican, but Locked Out by Haitian Roots and Lack of ID Sandra E. Garcia, The New York Times October 29, 2015 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — On any given weekday morning, children in the capital pile one behind the […]

Ann kore elektè yo pou n kore demokrasi

  POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Contact:           Mario Joseph, Av., Avocat en chef, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, +011 509 3701 9879 (en Haïti, français  et kreyòl) Brian Concannon, Esq., Directeur, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haïti (IJDH), Brian@ijdh.org, +001 541 263 0029 (aux Etats-Unis, anglais, français et kreyòl) Ann kore elektè yo pou n kore demokrasi Pak electoral la se vrè kontra sosyal mas pèp la Port-au-Prince, le 6 Août 2015 Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) annonce le lancement du Pacte électoral (Pak Elektoral) pour appuyer les électeurs à soutenir la démocratie en Haiti. Selon Maitre Mario Joseph du BAI, « le Pacte électoral pourrait changer la culture de la relation entre les candidats et les électeurs après les élections. »  Maitre Joseph invite d’autres organisations « à utiliser le Pacte pour engager les candidats aux questions des droits humains […]

Pak Elektoral: An n Kore Elektè Yo Pou n Kore Demokrasi

August 6, 2015 Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) just launched the Pak Elektoral (Electoral Pact) to support democracy in Haiti. The Pact comes from BAI’s Civic Engagement Program: During the program, many communities spoke of the necessity for strategies to make candidates keep their promises after elections. Together, they created the Pact. Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney of BAI, invites other organizations to use the Pact too, so they can engage candidates on human rights questions. Click HERE for the English translation of the Pact. Kreyol la ISI. —————– Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) fèk lanse yon Pak Elektoral pou soutni demokrasi an Ayiti. Pak Elektoral la soti nan Pwogram Angajman Sivik BAI a: Pandan Pwogram lan, anpil kominote te pale de nesesite yon strateji pou fè kandida yo kenbe pwomès yo. Ansanm ansanm, yo vin kreye Pak la. Mario Joseph, avoka chèf BAI, envite […]

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