Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

How Law Schools Are Changing Haiti’s System

One of Haiti’s major problems is limited access to justice for the majority of the population, which is poor. Even those who can afford lawyers often don’t understand legal proceedings because they’re conducted in French. Haiti also has a shortage of lawyers due to overwhelming obstacles post-law school. A few Haitian law schools, in partnership with US law clinics and public interest lawyers like at BAI, are fighting to change these norms. A new law clinic opening up in Jeremie will help speed the process even more. Establishing the Rule of Law in a Country Where Justice Hardly Exists Advocates are on a quest to improve the quality of life in Haiti through legal education. Jessica Carew Kraft, The Atlantic April 22, 2015 The president of the Haitian Bar Association, Carlos Hercule, knows that the rule of law in his country […]

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