Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Press Release: Lawyers Condemn Illegal U.S. Removal of Americans Arrested for Weapons Charges and Rape in Haiti

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BAI Response on Latest Popular Mobilizations in Haiti

English Translation Here PRESS RELEASE We, the Biwo Avoka Entènasyonal ((Office of International Lawyers, or BAI), Mouvman Jèn Solidè pou yon lòt Sosyete (Movement of Youth United for an Alterntative Society, MJSS), Mouvement de Liberté, Égalité des Haïtiens pour la Fraternité  (Haitian Movement of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, MOLEGHAF), cholera victims, and all the other organizations who launched a nation-wide mobilization, salute the massive participation of the Haitian people during the various days of  national mobilization across the country since February 7th, 2019.  We would also like to take this opportunity to launch a warning to all politicians and elite business men who believe they can twist the three fundamental claims of the Haitian people, that have both situational and structural dimensions. In the situational dimension, the Haitian population is making a political and legal claim demanding the departure of […]

Haiti TPS Extended Until January 2020!

As a result of excellent legal developments in Ramos in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: xxx 1) TPS for Haiti, Sudan, Nicaragua, and El Salvador will extend into 2020 at least; 2) Those extensions are automatic without anyone with TPS from one of these four countries having to do anything or pay anyone anything at all; employers and the DMV must respect the Federal Register notices embodying these extensions. 3) Those who used to have TPS but who didn’t re-register under Trump in 2017 or 2018 out of fear, confusion, or other good cause are strongly encouraged to consider re-registering late now, because DHS has agreed to give “presumptive weight” of validity to such “late-for-good-cause” applications!  (Importantly, such late applications should be filed only after consulting and with the help of an experienced and competent immigration attorney, whether free, low-cost, or otherwise, […]

IJDH Launches Search for Next Executive Director

IJDH Executive Director Position Description xxx Dear Friends, xxx I am excited to announce that the Institute for Justice & Democracy (IJDH) is making a transition to the next generation of leadership that will take the organization into the future. After 14 years of leading the Institute, it is time for me to step aside as Executive Director. xxx It has been a privilege to work with my colleagues at IJDH and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, as well as our collaborators. We have won many important victories, including the UN’s historic apology for bringing cholera to Haiti, victories in Haitian and international courts, the establishment and several extensions of TPS, training of many people’s lawyers in Haiti, etc.  Although I need to recharge my batteries, I am confident that my dedicated and talented BAI and IJDH colleagues will win […]

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