Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

A Test for Haiti’s Prisons as Trial Opens in 2010 Killing of Inmates (Free Speech Radio News)

Year: 2011 Length: 6:06 minutes (5.58 MB) Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR) Today, in Haiti a trial opened for police and prison officials charged in connection to the killing of prisoners in Les Cayes in the days following the 2010 earthquake. On January 19, one week after the massive earthquake, at least a dozen inmates were killed in what officials at the time called a prison break. But eyewitnesses described police firing on unarmed inmates and an independent commission found “grave violations of human rights” in the incident. The case brings into focus police accountability, prison conditions and ongoing abuses of the judicial system in Haiti. For more, we’re joined by Brian Concannon, director at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. And in other news from Haiti, a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research […]

Listen to Iringo Hockley give an update on prison conditions and HHRPP success stories

This is an update on the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI)’s Health and Human Rights in Prisons Project (HHRPP) by Iringo Hockley, an IJDH-BAI staff attorney.  The HHRPP is a collaboration between IJDH-BAI and Partners in Health that com­bines the orga­ni­za­tions’ rec­og­nized exper­tise in law and health­care to holis­ti­cally address the vio­la­tions of pris­on­ers’ civil, polit­i­cal, social and eco­nomic human rights. Prison conditions in Haiti are some of the world’s worst.  In this podcast Iringo gives an update on the post-earthquake conditions of Haiti’s prisons and also shares two success stories of HHRPP advocacy. To listen to Iringo’s Podcast, click here. To listen to more “Messages from Haiti,” click here. Iringo Hockley holds a Mas­ters degree in Law from the Uni­ver­sity of Berne, Switzer­land and stud­ied at the Uni­ver­sity of British Colum­bia, Van­cou­ver, where she spe­cial­ized in Inter­na­tional Human Rights […]

IJDH Intern Begins Study on Social Costs of Incarceration

By Samantha Diamond, MPH Candidate Yale University Daniel Tardif a volunteer attorney from the International Senior Lawyer’s Project picked me up from the airport: Perhaps Mario (Managing Attorney of my organizational host, the BAI) figured that since this was my first time in Haiti, my Kreyol would be less than perfect. (Photo to the right of me and Haitian Attorney Ouvens Jean Louis) On the news, we often see Hilary or Bill Clinton standing on top of a pile of rubble.  However, without seeing the whole city it is hard to have any understanding of the inequalities that became so clear in the earthquake: The wealthier neighborhoods have either been rebuilt, or were built carefully the first time, and they remain standing.  In contrast, the poorer areas have been flattened and public areas have been replaced with displacement camps.  Daniel […]

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