Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Webinar on Haitian Asylum Claims

Join IJDH, CGRS Hastings, and Harvard Law’s Immigration Clinic for a webinar on Haitian asylum claims. This webinar is geared towards lawyers but anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. If the webinar is at capacity when you try to join, don’t worry – we will send the recording to registrants afterwards. Register here.

02/24/17: Art-For-Change Black History Conference [EVENT]

Black History Month 2017 in United States of America will start on Wednesday February 1 and will end on Tuesday February 28. To discuss the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, Art-For-Change will host a conference and reception at the Caribbean Art Center. Please join them in participating in this event. The Caribbean Art Center marks Black History Month 2017 with an exhibit of paintings and photographs focusing on black American leaders. WHERE: Caribbean Art Center 155-A Washington Street Dorchester, Boston, MA WHEN: 4:00-8:00 p.m. *Note the time change* Friday, February 24   For more information, contact Jean Sénat Fleury, the Director and Founder, at jeansenatfleury@gmail.com.

Cholera in Haiti and UN Liability Panel [Video+Article]

IJDH Board member Ira Kurzban participated in an esteemed panel on cholera in Haiti and United Nations accountability for causing the epidemic. Since the start of the epidemic in 2010, over 9,000 Haitians have died and over 800,000 have had cholera and the epidemic is still not under control. While then-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized for not doing enough to stop the epidemic, Dr. Cadet (one of the panelists) made it clear that “the battle is far from being over.” Though the case against the United Nations may be over in court for now, it continues on the streets through advocacy and spreading the word so the fight for cholera continues until the UN ends the epidemic once and for all. A partial write-up about the panel is below. Here is the full text. UN immunity beats back legal claims by Haitian […]

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 www.fanm.org 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 • wilson@moravian.edu 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 […]

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