Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Why Care About Human Rights in Haiti?

This interview with Fran Quigley explains not just why people should read his book How Human Rights Can Build Haiti, but why Americans should care about human rights in Haiti in the first place. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. Love-Haiti Relations Dan Carpenter, Sky Blue Window November 24, 2014 There’s no journalist in Indiana with Fran Quigley‘s global reach and flair for putting a face on social causes. Imagine how he’d shame the rest of us practitioners if this were his day job. … Sky Blue Window: First of all, why should Hoosiers care about a destitute foreign country of 10 million? Fran Quigley: The fact is, they already do care. There are an amazing number of people in Indiana who are doing direct service with long-term Haiti partners. It’s wonderful. The churches, Catholic and evangelical. […]

International Human Rights Attorney to Address IU McKinney School of Law commencement

IUPUI Newsroom May 3, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS — A finalist for one of the world’s most prestigious human rights awards will deliver the 2013 commencement address for graduates of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Haitian attorney Mario Joseph will deliver the address during the ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Sagamore Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The school is awarding three Doctor of Juridical Science degrees, 23 Master of Laws degrees and 265 Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. Called “Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer” by The New York Times, Joseph has led Haiti’s leading public interest law firm, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, since 1996. During his more than 20 years of human rights work, Joseph has spearheaded historic cases, including the Raboteau Massacre trial in 2000, hailed […]

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