Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Rights Defenders Threatened for Rape Case Involvement

In yet another instance of threats to human rights defenders, the head of GADES is being harassed for her involvement in a rape case. Amnesty International is calling on the public to contact authorities and ask them to investigate the threats and bring the perpetrators to justice. Making Haiti a safer environment for human rights defenders will increase respect for the rule of law, improving the system and society as a whole. Click HERE for Amnesty’s action alert. Women human rights defenders in Haiti threatened Jamaica Observer August 7, 2014 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – The London-based International human rights group, Amnesty International says members of an organization of women human rights defenders in Haiti have received threats following the recent sentencing of a police officer for the rape of an underage boy. Amnesty said the organization, GADES, has […]

GADES Human Rights Defenders Threatened

In yet another instance of threats to human rights defenders, the head of GADES (Groupe d’appui au développement du Sud) is being harassed for her involvement in a rape case. Amnesty International calls on the public to contact authorities, asking them to investigate the threats and bring the perpetrators to justice. Making Haiti safer for human rights defenders will increase respect for the rule of law, improving the system and society as a whole. Activists Fighting for Justice Threatened Amnesty International August 4, 2014 Members of GADES, an organization of women human rights defenders in Haiti, have received threats following the recent sentencing of a police officer for the rape of an underage boy. The organization has been supporting the victim and his family throughout the legal process. On 25 June a court in Les Cayes, southwestern Haiti, sentenced a police […]

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