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Observation préliminaires sur l’organisation et la réalisation de l’élection

Après l’élection du 20 Novembre 2016, la Coalition D’Observation Electorale a observé le processus ayant abouti au scrutin susmentionné. La Coalition a trouvé des points positifs et negatifs sur le scrutin, et ils sont détaillés dans le rapport complet. Une partie des observations est dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Observations préliminaires de la Coalition sur l’organisation et la réalisation du scrutin du 20 novembre 2016 Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains 21 Novembre, 2016 Le 20 novembre 2016, les élections présidentielles et  législatives partielles se sont tenues sur le territoire national. La Coalition d’Observation Electorale composée de SOFA, CNO, CONHANE, RNDDH, CARDH et POHDH a observé le processus ayant abouti au scrutin susmentionné…   Cliquez ICI pour le rapport complet.

Parliamentary vacancies – What this means for Sunday’s election

For Sunday’s election, many legislative seats are up for grabs, including more than half of the Senate. With so many vacancies, it is important to stay up to date and informed about Parliamentary candidates. Learn more by reading and clicking on the article below. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Election Primer, Part 3: The Parliament Jake Johnston, The Center for Economic and Policy Research November 17, 2016   Read Part 1: Timeline of Key Events, here.  Read Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties, here.  Often lost in the discussion of Haiti’s presidential race is the fact that many legislative seats are up for grabs as well, including more than half of the Senate. Currently, the parliament is pretty evenly split between political factions but with such a high number of seats left to […]

A look at Haiti Presidential Candidates and Their Parties

Take a look at Haiti’s presidential candidates and their parties. The article gives background on Jovenel Moïse, Jude Celestin, Moïse Jean-Charles, and Maryse Narcisse. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Elections Primer, Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties Jake Johnston, Center for Economic and Policy Research November 16, 2016   In a crowded field of 54 presidential candidates, the top two finishers in last year’s elections were Jovenel Moïse (PHTK) and Jude Celestin (LAPEH). Third and fourth were Moïse Jean-Charles (Platfom Pitit Dessalines) and Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas). Although the earlier vote was plagued by fraud and irregularities and the results were eventually discarded, the top four finishers on October 25, 2015 are expected to lead the pack of 27 candidates participating on Sunday, November 20. Here is a closer look at the […]

Rethinking methods for effective aid and partnerships in Haiti

Following Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, there has been much conversation about how NGOs and outside groups can give effective aid. In the article below, Devex explains a strategy for giving specific, and therefore effective, aid to Haitians on the ground, and the importance in building a relationship with Haitian institutions. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Q&A: Rethinking effective aid and partnerships in Haiti Amy Lieberman, Devex November 16, 2016   American Jewish World Service is giving $800,000 to Haiti this year, on a “slow and steady spend-down” from its annual $2 million funding level in 2010 that followed the devastating earthquake that hit that year. The international nonprofit supports 450 local human rights and poverty-fighting groups worldwide with a unique funding approach that is deliberately light on direct oversight, says Amber Lynn Munger, an AJWS senior […]

Obama under pressure to reverse new deportation policy after Matthew

Two weeks after the United States Department of Homeland Security announced it has resumed deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants, Haiti was struck by one of the worst humanitarian disasters since the 2010 earthquake. Several US-Haiti affiliates, including IJDH’s Nicole Phillips, are calling on the Obama administration to reverse its decision in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Deportation to a disaster zone: Obama under pressure to stop crackdown on Haitian migrants as Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc on island Daniel Denvir, Salon October 7th, 2016   Hurricane Matthew has, as President Barack Obama put it, “hit Haiti with devastating effect,” reportedly leaving at least 283 dead and thousands displaced. This calamity, however, comes just two weeks after the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that it would resume the regular deportation of Haitians from […]

Much resting upon the upcoming election in Haiti

The Obama administration’s decision to reverse its policy on Haitian immigrants raises stakes even higher in the upcoming Haitian election. The thousands of Haitians facing deportation will return to Haiti at a historical tipping point for political stability. In Haiti’s upcoming election, the stakes are higher than ever By the Editorial Board, The Washington Post September 29th, 2016 AN ENORMOUS spike in the number of Haitian migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico over the past year prompted the Obama administration this month to order a sudden policy reversal and served as a reminder of the dysfunction and despair driving people from the hemisphere’s poorest nation. Better prospects in Haiti depend on political stability, which is at a make-or-break juncture. With a redo, scheduled Oct. 9, of last year’s failed, allegedly fraud-ridden presidential vote, Haiti has a chance to regain […]

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