Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Press Conference: Obama Administration Betrays Haiti and Haitian Americans

Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (FANM)/Haitian Women of Miami 100 NE 84th Street, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33138 Phone: 305-756-8150 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Conference: Obama Administration Betrays Haiti and Haitian Americans When: September 22, 2016 at 3:15 PM Where: FANM 100 NE 84th Street, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33138 The Haitian American community and allies are outraged by today’s announcement of the completely inappropriate resumption of deportations (“removals”) to Haiti of persons with no criminal record. A press conference to register that displeasure will be held today. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s statement that conditions in Haiti had “improved sufficiently to permit the U.D. government to remove Haitian nationals on a more regular basis” is completely inaccurate, unsupported by any economic or political facts, and flies in the face of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. On the contrary, Haiti is unable to […]

Live Cholera Case Update Thursday March 3! [Recording]

We had a remarkable hearing at the Second Circuit court of appeals Tuesday, March 1. We packed not only the courtroom but also the overflow room! The judges asked so many thoughtful and interesting questions noting their concern about denial of justice for the victims. We also got some great insights into the United States’ position in the case. We held a conference call Thursday, March 3 at 7pm ET to update our supporters on the hearing and the case. Kertch Conzé one of the amici who signed the Haitian American brief in support of our appeal, gave his impressions of the hearing and the need for UN accountability to Haiti’s cholera victims. He described how the UN’s actions so far have denied the cholera victims justice. Beatrice Lindstrom, the IJDH Staff Attorney who argued the case, described the legal aspect of the case. […]

Mario Joseph Receives Honorary Degree from Moravian College

MORAVIAN COLLEGE NEWS For Immediate Release Contact Michael Wilson, Public Relations 610-861-1365 • Haitian Human Rights Attorney Mario Joseph to Present Film and Discussion at Moravian College Joseph to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Moravian College Bethlehem, Pa., January 20, 2016—Moravian College will bestow an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree to Mario Joseph, widely regarded as Haiti’s leading human rights lawyer, on Tuesday, February 9.  Joseph will present a film; “Baseball in the Time of Cholera,” at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium (Haupert Union Building) and lead a discussion along with Brian Concannon, executive director, Institute for Justice & Democracy, Haiti. The honorary degree will be conferred at the conclusion of a program. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free of charge. Joseph has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince […]

Press Conference on pending deportations from the Dominican Republic

NEW YORK STATE SENATE OFFICE OF SENATOR JESSE HAMILTON 20th District FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooklyn, NY – June 25, 2015 CONTACT: Ean Fullerton (718) 284-4700 (347) 770-5054 MEDIA ADVISORY Senator Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Council Member Mathieu Eugene, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo to Hold Press Conference on Dominican Republic Deportations on Friday, June 26th at 12:00 pm, Steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall Press Conference: Standing in solidarity with people of Haitian descent threatened by mass deportation from the Dominican Republic WHO: NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo WHAT: Press Conference on pending deportations from the Dominican Republic WHEN: Friday, June 26 at 12:00 pm WHERE: Steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton, BP […]

University of Warwick International Development Summit

Join IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom and many others working in human rights, development, and advocacy at this 3-day summit. Warwick International Development Society is hosting the summit in the United Kingdom, featuring over 30 speakers. It’s an exciting opportunity! Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Warwick holds Development Summit Mallika Vaznaik, The Boar November 17, 2014 The Warwick International Development Society (WIDS) hosted a “MasquerAID” launch party on Friday 14 November at Saint Bar in Leamington Spa. It leads up to their three day on-campus summit the weekend of 21 – 23 November. The party took place from 9pm to 2am and included free shots, face-painting, shisha and music. The summit, which is the largest student-run international development conference in the United Kingdom, starts on Friday 21 November from 6pm to 9pm and continues […]

Human Rights Happy Hour Featuring IJDH’s Nicole Phillips

Human Rights Happy Hour Featuring IJDH’s Nicole Phillips    WHEN    July 24, 2013 5-7:30PM WHERE     San Francisco Public Library Latino B Room, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Please join us for a Human Rights Happy Hour on July 24! This month’s Human Rights Happy Hour will feature Nicole Phillips, a staff attorney with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, who will provide a timely update on efforts to seek justice and accountability for the systematic human rights abuses committed during the rule of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. Share this event on Facebook and Twitter We hope you can make it! Click HERE to RSVP for the event. 

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