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After Hurricane Matthew, UN cholera threatens Haiti

In 2010, United Nations peacekeepers introduced cholera to Haiti, sickening more than 700,000, and killing over 9,000 people. As of Sunday, Port-Salut HCR Hospital started to see more cases of cholera, which is a water-borne disease. “Cholera is going to spread, no doubt,” said Mario Joseph of BAI-IJDH, who sued the UN on behalf of Haitian cholera victims. After Hurricane Matthew, cholera is once again threatening storm-ravaged Haiti by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald October 9th, 2016 PORT-SALUT, HAITI . Before Hurricane Matthew’s apocalyptic plow through this one-time tourist haven on Haiti’s southwest coast, Port-Salut’s small hospital hadn’t seen a cholera case in three months. On Sunday, as Haiti faced the double threat of starvation and cholera — the deadly water-borne disease that since 2010 has sickened more than 700,000 and killed over 9,000 — Port-Salut HCR Hospital was once again starting to see cholera cases. […]

UN Secretary General Expresses Regret Over Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the cholera epidemic in Haiti during his opening address to the UN General Assembly.  Ban expresses his “tremendous regret” in regards to the outbreak, but had first acknowledged in 2014 the UN’s “moral responsibility” to provide aid to those affected by the outbreak.  Recently a spokesperson said that the UN was putting together a “significant new set of actions” to help Haiti in the fight against the cholera epidemic. Part of the article is below.  Click HERE for the full text. UN chief feels ‘regret and sorrow’ over Haiti cholera outbreak Jaqueline Charles, Miami Herald September 20, 2016 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed “tremendous regret,” over the cholera outbreak in Haiti as part of his opening address to the United Nations General Assembly. “I feel tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of Haitians […]

Time for Haiti’s Government to Demand Cholera Justice

BAI’s Mario Joseph, along with about 100 cholera victims, protested in front of Haiti’s presidential palace this week. They asked the Haitian government to speak in favor of justice for Haiti’s cholera victims, especially now that the United Nations has finally admitted its involvement in the epidemic. Many believe the Haitian government has been afraid to speak out in the past because of its reliance on Haiti’s UN force, MINUSTAH. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti cholera victims protest against UN Jamaica Observer September 13, 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Around 100 Haitian cholera victims protested Monday in front of the presidential palace demanding that the Government obtain damages from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are blamed for the epidemic. “We are here so that (interim president) Jocelerme Privert finally takes the victims’ […]

Programme d’Engagement Civique (PEC-BAI/IJDH): encore une séance de formation pour les animateurs

July 20, 2016 Dans le cadre du Programme d’Engagement Civique (PEC), en cours de réalisation au niveau de ces quatre communes : Saut d’Eau,  Lachapelle, Boucan carré et Mirebalais, pour renforcer la capacité des animateurs à aider les accompagnateurs à orienter les membres   de leur communauté ( participants) en termes de plaidoyer afin d’interpeler les autorités locales gouvernementales autour de leurs droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, particulièrement leurs droits à l’éducation et à la santé, le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) a entrepris une journée de formation ce mercredi 13 juillet 2016 dans la commune de Saut d’Eau. Seize animateurs, accompagnés d’avocats de ces communes, d’avocats stagiaires et d’étudiants finissants du BAI avaient pris part à cette séance de formation autour de ces  thèmes : politique et les trois pouvoirs de l’Etat, techniques d’animation, de supervision et de plaidoyer. Elle a […]

Ann kore elektè yo pou n kore demokrasi

  POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Contact:           Mario Joseph, Av., Avocat en chef, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, +011 509 3701 9879 (en Haïti, français  et kreyòl) Brian Concannon, Esq., Directeur, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haïti (IJDH), Brian@ijdh.org, +001 541 263 0029 (aux Etats-Unis, anglais, français et kreyòl) Ann kore elektè yo pou n kore demokrasi Pak electoral la se vrè kontra sosyal mas pèp la Port-au-Prince, le 6 Août 2015 Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) annonce le lancement du Pacte électoral (Pak Elektoral) pour appuyer les électeurs à soutenir la démocratie en Haiti. Selon Maitre Mario Joseph du BAI, « le Pacte électoral pourrait changer la culture de la relation entre les candidats et les électeurs après les élections. »  Maitre Joseph invite d’autres organisations « à utiliser le Pacte pour engager les candidats aux questions des droits humains […]

Pak Elektoral: An n Kore Elektè Yo Pou n Kore Demokrasi

August 6, 2015 Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) just launched the Pak Elektoral (Electoral Pact) to support democracy in Haiti. The Pact comes from BAI’s Civic Engagement Program: During the program, many communities spoke of the necessity for strategies to make candidates keep their promises after elections. Together, they created the Pact. Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney of BAI, invites other organizations to use the Pact too, so they can engage candidates on human rights questions. Click HERE for the English translation of the Pact. Kreyol la ISI. —————– Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) fèk lanse yon Pak Elektoral pou soutni demokrasi an Ayiti. Pak Elektoral la soti nan Pwogram Angajman Sivik BAI a: Pandan Pwogram lan, anpil kominote te pale de nesesite yon strateji pou fè kandida yo kenbe pwomès yo. Ansanm ansanm, yo vin kreye Pak la. Mario Joseph, avoka chèf BAI, envite […]

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