Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Now Hiring: Operations Manager

PDF Version Here Position Title: Operations Manager Date: October 20, 2020 Start Date: Immediate Location: Boston, MA or New York, NY Reports to: Executive Director About Us Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit organization. Since 2004, IJDH has worked to advance recognition and accountability for human rights in Haiti. In partnership with our Haiti-based sister organization Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), IJDH advocates, litigates, builds constituencies, and nurtures networks to create systemic pathways to justice for marginalized communities. Our work combines traditional legal strategies with organizing, public advocacy, and legal training. Over the past 15 years, IJDH and BAI have advocated and litigated to advance the full realization of human rights in Haiti, including landmark cases for transnational justice and cholera accountability. Position Description IJDH seeks an experienced Operations Manager to: Oversee […]

82 FL-Based Leaders’ October 13 Letter to VP Biden and Senator Harris on Ten Haitian American Community Policy Priorities

82 FL-Based Leaders’ October 13 Letter to VP Biden and Senator Harris on Ten Haitian American Community Policy Priorities October 13, 2020 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden                                                                                                                                          Democratic Candidate for President of the United States The Honorable Kamala D. Harris                                                                  […]

Now Hiring: Development & Communications Coordinator

PDF Version Here Position Title: Development & Communications Coordinator Date: October 9, 2020 Start Date: Immediate Location: Boston, MA Reports to: Policy and Advocacy Advisor About Us Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit organization. Since 2004, IJDH has worked to advance recognition and accountability for human rights in Haiti. In partnership with our Haiti-based sister organization Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), IJDH advocates, litigates, builds constituencies, and nurtures networks to create systemic pathways to justice for marginalized communities. Our work combines traditional legal strategies with organizing, public advocacy, and legal training. Over the past 15 years, IJDH and BAI have advocated and litigated to advance the full realization of human rights in Haiti, including landmark cases for transnational justice and cholera accountability. Position Overview Reporting to the Policy and Advocacy Advisor, the […]

Pote Mak Sonje: The Raboteau Trial Documentary

Return to main Raboteau Massacre Accountability page Watch or download film here. “Pote Mak Sonje: the Raboteau Trial” (2003), an award-winning documentary, is a must-see for anyone trying to understand recent events in Haiti. It chronicles the courageous and persistent fight by victims of a 1994 massacre to obtain justice through Haiti’s court system. The Raboteau victims insisted on forcing a justice system that had always served those with guns and money to serve democratic ideals. They rejected violence, knowing that extrajudicial retaliation would only continue the vicious cycle. They bet on democracy continuing, and ensuring that anyone angered by their efforts would be forced to play by the same non-violent rules. In a way the victims won their bet: many of their oppressors were convicted, and the trial was hailed as fair to defendants and victims alike, and one […]

Si M Pa Rele (If I Don’t Cry Out), Final Report of Haiti’s National Commission of Truth and Justice

Si M Pa Rele is a report published by Haiti’s National Commission of Truth and Justice documenting rights violations, special inquiries, repression, and recommendations for justice following the 1991-1994 military dictatorship in Haiti. The Commission included 13 members, 8 temporary collaborators, and 44 Haitian and foreign human rights investigators. The final report draws from over 7,000 interviews with victims and information from human rights organizations across Haiti. PDF Version

Human rights and Rule of Law in Haiti: Key Recent Developments

PDF Version Human Rights and Rule of Law in Haiti: Key Recent Developments February 2020 xxx Haiti faces an increasingly challenging human rights, security and rule of law context. In the five months since the operationalization of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) in October 2019, the population has been threatened by acts of repression and private violence committed with apparent impunity.[1] Threats to the independence and functioning of the justice system are undermining the impartial application and consistent enforcement of laws. xxx Civil liberties have been under risk from acts of violence and repression against protesters by the Haitian National Police (HNP). Amnesty International issued an advisory report on verified evidence of excessive use of force by the HNP against civilians in October 2019,[2] and the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders issued a November […]

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