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Ten Years On from Haiti’s Earthquake, Accountability and Self-Determination Hold Keys to Change

PDF Version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ten Years on from Haiti’s Earthquake, Accountability and Self-Determination Hold Keys to Change   Jan 13, 2020 (Port-au-Prince and New York) – On the ten-year anniversary of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, we remember those whose lives were lost in the devastating tragedy. Over the past ten years, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), a Haiti-based, human rights law firm, together with its partner, the U.S.-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), have advocated for a rights-based approach to earthquake reconstruction grounded in state capacity building, transparency, participation,  and accountability. We’ve worked in grassroots solidarity to improve accountability, rule of law, and access to justice, including progress to strengthen the legal protection of women’s rights through Haiti’s courts, extending our model of community lawyering outside of the capital, building civic engagement and legal empowerment in […]

Now Hiring: IJDH Executive Coordinator

PDF Version Available Position Title: Executive Coordinator Start Date: Immediate Location: Boston, MA Reports to: Executive Director Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti The 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 to human rights in Haiti. In partnership with its 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. Position Overview IJDH seeks an Executive Coordinator to join our growing team. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will coordinate key projects and work of the Director and manage the general activities of the office. Key responsibilities include: management of key projects and activities, executive outreach, and office administration. The Executive Coordinator will serve as […]

Apply to our Summer 2020 Legal Internship

PDF Version Available Here IJDH Legal Internship – Summer 2020   Position Title:            Legal Intern Start Date:                 June 2020 Location:                   New York, NY Reports to:                 IJDH Staff Attorney/Legal Director   About Us
 The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit organization that has successfully helped enforce recognition and accountability to human rights in Haiti since 2004. In partnership with its 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. Internship Description IJDH is seeking 1-2 legal interns passionate about supporting struggles for justice in the Global South. The Summer Legal Internship is an opportunity for highly motivated law students to work in a fast-paced, creative and exciting environment to advance human rights in Haiti. In partnership with the […]

Accepting Development & Comms Internship Applications for Spring 2020

We are seeking Development & Communications Interns for Spring 2020 IJDH Spring Development and Communications Internship A semester-long internship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in communications, international human rights, and advocacy. Apply by: January 17, 2020

Haiti TPS Documents Now Automatically Valid to January, 4, 2021 by Operation of Law

On November 4, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a new Federal Register Notice (“FRN”), extending the validity of Haiti TPS work permits and documents again, this time to January 4, 2021. The Federal Register is the U.S. Government’s official publication; its notices have the force of law.  Importantly, no Haitian with TPS needs to pay or do anything to benefit from this extension, which is automatic.  You do NOT need to re-register or file anything; just inform your employer or the DMV about this new FRN. As it states, “DHS is automatically extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan, as specified in this notice. Such TPS-related documentation will remain in effect through January 4, 2021, from the current expiration dates of [January 2, […]

La Saline Massacre: One Year Anniversary

PDF Version Here xxx One year ago today, on November 13, 2018, residents in La Saline, Port-au-Prince awoke without knowing the horrors that awaited them: a 13 hour-long assault on their neighborhood by armed gangs with state-actor support. Over the past 12 months there has been little progress towards justice for victims. In a climate of impunity, attacks on civilians are intensifying in Haiti. xxx What happened that day? 71 people executed, women and children amongst them. At least 11 women raped, some while their children watched. More than one hundred and fifty homes destroyed. Several reports have suggested state involvement in the events in La Saline, including reports from Haiti’s National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH), UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) and UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, and Haiti’s national directorate of judicial police. […]

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