Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Policy Statement for the Obama Team

Haiti Policy Statement for the Obama TeamEXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A New US-Haiti Partnership is essential. Below is the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN)’s policy statement. It outlines what Haitian-Americans are working to change in collaboration with the new US Congress and President Obama so to implement a more effective foreign polity with Haiti that centers on promoting sustainable development, self-sufficiency, and a sovereign, prosperous and stable Haiti.INTRODUCTION The issue for development of the Southern Hemispheric nations are very similar. As in Africa, Haiti has been ravaged by neocolonialism and its attendant power grabs through the tools of endless debt to the former colonial powers, their plundering of Africa’s and Haiti’s resources, unfair trade that promotes famine and dependency. The U.S. Congress and new U.S. president should support the institutionalization of the rule of law, support human rights, workers rights, food sovereignty, […]

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