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MINUSTAH & SDH Rapport semestriel

Rapport semestriel sur les droits de l’homme en Haïti Janvier – Juin 2013 Septembre 2013 La version complète disponible ICI. Une partie de le rapport au-dessous: SOMMAIRE EXECUTIF Ce rapport, préparé par la Section des droits de l’homme de la MINUSTAH/Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme (SDH), présente et analyse des éléments clés de la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti entre janvier et juin 2013. Il fait suite à un rapport couvrant la période de juillet à décembre 2012, publié en avril 2013. Parmi les développements les plus importants au cours du premier semestre 2013, on note, le 13 mai, la publication de l’Arrêté créant un Comité interministériel des droits de la personne (CIDP) chargé, selon son article 2, « de la coordination et de l’harmonisation des politiques publiques dans le domaine des droits de l’homme […] ». Le plan […]

Amnesty International Press Release : Convictions Against UN Peacekeepers in Haiti Do Not Serve Justice

A year in jail for three UN Pakistani peacekeepers found guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy is a travesty of justice, Amnesty International said today. On 14 March the UN revealed the three peacekeepers were convicted following a Pakistani military hearing in the city of Gonaïves in January 2012. This is the first known trial and conviction of a member of the UN peacekeeping force for an offence in Haiti. The three police officers have now been sent back to Pakistan where they are expected to serve their jail sentence. “Very little information is available on this case and the nature of the sexual assault but what is clear is a military trial conducted in virtual secrecy that resulted in a one year sentence is utterly unacceptable and a travesty of justice,” said Javier Zúñiga, pecial Advisor at Amnesty International. “Cases of sexual abuse should […]

Summary Prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Accordance with Paragraph 15 (c) of the Annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1 Haiti (OHCHR)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights The present report is a summary of 23 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the structure of the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council. It does not contain any opinions, views or suggestions on the part of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), nor any judgement or determination in relation to specific claims. The information included herein has been systematically referenced in endnotes and, to the extent possible, the original texts have not been altered. Lack of information or focus on specific issues may be due to the absence of submissions by stakeholders regarding these particular issues. The full texts of all submissions received are available on the OHCHR website. The report has been prepared taking into consideration the four-year periodicity […]

2010 Human Rights Report: Haiti (State Department and Haiti)

By. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, State Department and Haiti Haiti is a constitutional republic with a population of approximately 9.9 million. On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country, killing an estimated 230,000 persons and directly affecting approximately three million others. The country has a multiparty political system. Presidential and legislative elections occurred on November 28. Allegations of fraud and irregularities raised questions regarding the preliminary tally and prompted the president and the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to request a review by the Organization of American States. The CEP subsequently announced the final first round results; since none of the candidates received a majority of the vote, a runoff election between the two leading candidates was scheduled for March 2011. Elements of the security forces occasionally acted independently of civilian control. Human rights problems included […]

Soumission au Conseil des Droits Humains des Nations Unies: La Souveraineté Nationale (L’Organisation des Etudiants de l’Université de l’Etat d’Haïti, La Commission Rédaction, La Faculté de Science Humaine, La Faculté d’Agronomie et de Médecine Vétérinaire)

Republique d’Haïti Soumission au Conseil des Droits Humains des Nations Unies 12eme session du Groupe de travail sur l’EPU (Octobre 3-13, 2011)   LA SOUVERAINETÉ NATIONALE Téléchargez une copie en francais:                               Présenté par: L’Organisation des Etudiants de l’Université de l’Etat d’Haïti (OEUEH), La Commission Rédaction, La Faculté de Science Humaine (FASH), La Faculté d’Agronomie et de Médecine Vétérinaire (FAMV) Introduction 1.         La question de la souveraineté nationale, garantie par la Charte des Nations unies, [Article 2(7)] est explicitée dans le titre V[1] de la Constitution de 1987 en vigueur actuellement en Haïti. Selon les prescrits de l’article 58 de la dite constitution, « les citoyens exercent directement les prérogatives de la souveraineté » par l’élection du personnel politique du pays (Président de la République; membres du Pouvoir […]

Universal Periodic Review: Haiti’s Renewal of MINUSTAH’s Mandate in Violation of the Human Rights of the Haitian People (Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye, Mennonite Central Committee Haiti, Let Haiti Live, UnityAyiti)

Republic of Haiti   Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Twelfth Session of the Working Group on the UPR Human Rights Council 3 October – 13 October 2011   HAITI’S RENEWAL OF MINUSTAH’S MANDATE IN VIOLATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE HAITIAN PEOPLE Download a copy: Final_MINUSTAH_English                   Submitted by: Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Haiti Let Haiti Live UnityAyiti   Endorsed by: Bureau des Avocats Internationaux Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti International Action Ties LAMP for Haiti Fundation Link Haiti, Inc. Paloma Institute TransAfrica Forum UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic I.          Executive Summary Background and Legal Framework of the Government of Haiti’s Human Rights Violations in Renewing MINUSTAH’s Mandate A. MINUSTAH’s Chapter VII Mandate in Haiti is Inappropriate B. Government of Haiti has Issued a […]

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