Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Accepting Internship Applications for Fall 2019

We are seeking Fall 2019 Interns for the positions listed below. IJDH Fall Development and Communications Internship A semester-long internship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in communications, international human rights, and advocacy. Apply by: August 23, 2019 IJDH Fall Legal Internship A semester-long internship for current 2L, 3L or LLM students with a demonstrated background in human rights, social justice and/or international law. Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until placements are filled.

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Names Franciscka Lucien as New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Renée Metelus, Communications Coordinator  Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  T: +1-678-522-1255 E: Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  Names Franciscka Lucien as New Executive Director Boston, MA (July 15, 2019)—Today, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) welcomes Franciscka Lucien as its new Executive Director. Franciscka succeeds Brian Concannon who informed the Board in September 2018 of his intention to step down.  “We are thrilled that Franciscka is taking the helm of IJDH. Franciscka has an impressive track record of improving access to human rights for marginalized communities in Haiti. She brings clear vision, thoughtful leadership, and a deep commitment to centering impoverished communities and their rights to the organization,” said Joia Mukherjee, Chair of the IJDH Board of Directors.  IJDH is a non-profit organization that works to catalyze stability […]

Press Release: Response of EPPLS to the Pelerin 5 Victims

PDF Version Here English Version Here BUREAU DES AVOCATS INTERNATIONAUX 3, 2ème rue Lavaud B.P. 19048 Port-au-Prince, Haïti Tel : +5092943-2106/ 07 Email: Port-au-Prince, mardi 21 mai 2019 Note de presse Nous, Collectif des Victimes du Pèlerin 5, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mouvement de Liberté et d’Egalite des Haïtiens pour la Fraternité   (MOLEGHAF), Konbit Ayisyen pou Lojman Altènatif ( KAYLA), Mouvement des Jeunes Solidaire pour une autre Société (MJSS), CONAMAVIDE, OCFEDH, SROD’H, organisations militant pour le respect des droits fondamentaux, la Justice Sociale et la Souveraineté du peuple Haïtien, dénonçons avec la dernière rigueur le manque de transparence et la volonté manifeste de l’administration de Jovenel MOISE pour  diviser le Collectif des Victimes de Pèlerin 5, réunissant les 7 familles pauvres victimes de l’Expulsion Forcée, suivie de Démolition de leurs maisons dans le voisinage de Jovenel Moise à Pèlerin […]

Haiti at a Crossroads: An Analysis of the Drivers Behind Haiti’s Political Crisis

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Haiti TPS Documents Valid to January 2020

Haiti TPS Documents Automatically Valid to January 2, 2020 At Least! On March 1, 2019, DHS published an official Federal Register Notice (“FRN”) automatically extending the validity of Haiti TPS work permits and other TPS documents to January 2, 2020!  No Haitian with TPS needs to pay or do anything at all to benefit; the FRN has the force of law and the extensions are automatic! DHS did this to comply with the October 3, 2018 Ramos federal court preliminary injunction blocking DHS from ending TPS for Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. See USCIS’s summary, Update on Ramos v. Nielsen.  (And in a thorough and dramatic 145-page decision on April 11, 2019, Judge William Kuntz of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Saget v. Trump also blocked DHS from ending Haiti TPS, finding DHS’s […]

Victory in Brooklyn TPS Case!

A judge has granted a preliminary injunction in January’s Saget v. Trump case on the illegal termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. Victory! PDF Version Here

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