Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Human rights lawyers to denounce and investigate death threaths against Pierre Esperance

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Contact: Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, mario@ijdh.org +509-3701-9878 (français, kreyol) Nicole Phillips, Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, nicole@ijdh.org +001-510-715-2855 (anglais, français) Des avocats de Droits Humains exhortent le Gouvernement haïtien à dénoncer et à enquêter sur les menaces de mort proférées à l’encontre de Monsieur Pierre ESPERANCE, défenseur des droits humains en Haïti (PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti, le 3 janvier 2017) – Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) et l’Institute pour la Justice et la Démocratie  en Haïti (IJDH ) exhortent le Gouvernement Haïtien à prendre très au serieux les menaces de mort proférées à l’encontre Monsieur Pierre ESPERANCE, éminent défenseur des Droits Humains et directeur exécutif du Réseau National de Défense des Droits humains (RNDDH). Selon Maitre Mario JOSEPH du Bureau des Avocats Internationaux,  « le Gouvernement a l’obligation de veiller à ce que […]

New UN Approach to Cholera in Haiti

The United Nations has issued a General Assembly resolution on its new approach to fighting the cholera epidemic in Haiti. December 12, 2016 Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Ireland, Jamaica, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of): draft resolution The new United Nations approach to cholera in Haiti The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 65/135 and 65/136 of 15 December 2010, Expressing concern at the recurrent outbreaks of cholera in Haiti, which have affected nearly 800,000 people and caused over 9,000 deaths to date, Deeply concerned that there has been an increase in the number of persons affected by cases of cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases as a result of Hurricane […]

Questions of Fraud in Haiti’s November 20 Elections

Reports of problems on Haiti’s election fay continue to surface, calling into question the legitimacy of the preliminary results that named Jovenel Moise, protégé of former president Martelly, as the new president. The problems include many voters not finding their names on the lists, voters being told to go even 147 miles from their homes to vote, ballots for other candidates found in the streets, and a nationwide blackout after the polls closed. Thousands of Haitians have been protesting in the streets and the three candidates named second, third and fourth have officially contested the preliminary election results. Three members of the 9-member Electoral Council also refused to sign off on the preliminary results. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Human Rights and Alternative Media Delegation Report on Haiti’s Elections Pierre Labossiere and Margaret […]

Haitian Elections: A Step in the Right Direction

After a concerted effort and many setbacks, Haiti was finally able to host elections on Sunday, November 20.  In recent months, Haiti has suffered through the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, and the subsequent flooding and mudslides; fraudulent elections; and a cholera epidemic.  These elections are a step in the right direction. Part of the article is below.  Click HERE for the full text. A Very Good Day for Haiti Robert Maguire, Focus On Haiti Initiative November 21, 2016 If ever a country and its people needed a good day, it was Haiti and the Haitian people.  Over the past two months, they have been battered by a monstrous hurricane and, more recently, by widespread flooding and mudslides.  Over the past year, they have been subject to fraudulent elections and, when the country’s political, social, civic and economic leaders sought to rectify […]

Haiti Elections Vote Count Now Underway

After many delays and even a cancellation, Haitians finally went to the polls on November 20 to vote for a president and members of Parliament. The voting was orderly, despite the fact that Haiti is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. The official results are expected in eight days, with a runoff scheduled for January 29. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Vote Count Begins in Haiti Presidential Poll Aline Barros, VOA November 20, 2016 Vote counting has begun in Haiti’s repeatedly derailed presidential election. The vote went off relatively smoothly Sunday after an annulled election in October and Hurricane Matthew’s serious damage in the Caribbean nation last month. No official results were expected to be issued for eight days, and Provisional Electoral Council executive director Uder Antoine has said it might take […]

L’Expert indépendant de l’ONU présente ses conclusions au terme de sa mission en Haïti (FR, ENG)

  English version, see below La version anglaise se trouve ci-dessous L’Expert indépendant de l’ONU présente ses conclusions au terme de sa mission en Haïti PORT-AU-PRINCE (26 octobre  2016) – L’Expert indépendant des Nations Unies sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti, M Gustavo Gallón, a terminé sa sixième visite officielle en Haïti pour évaluer la situation des droits humains dans le contexte politique actuel. L’expert indépendant a commencé réitérant sa solidarité avec les victimes de l’ouragan Matthew et avec le peuple Haïtien.  «L’affectation des droits des personnes en Haïti à cause des catastrophes naturelles est l’un des cinq aspects prioritaires que j’ai indiqués dans mes rapports précédents. C’est ainsi que je me suis rendu à Jérémie, dans le département de la Grand’Anse, où j’ai visité le Lycée Nord Alexis, qui abrite 525 familles victimes du cyclone. Leur […]

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