Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

August 2014 Update

Quick Links: Our Website Donate Now IJDH needs new interns! Haiti: Time to push for development to achieve durable solutions for the internally displaced and the vulnerable Expert Witnesses: Advancing Justice for Women in Haitian Courts Despite Flawed Electoral Process, International Community Support Continues Unabated Travelling with human rights lawyer Mario Joseph UN Chief Makes First Haiti Visit Since Cholera Introduction (press release) Justice for Haiti Cholera lawsuit against U.N. in Haiti, and death threats for Haitian advocate for women’s safety (radio) Ban Ki-moon heads to Haiti, offers an apple for an orchard UN Independent Expert Calls for Cholera Claims Commission Haiti Aid Reform Bill “Will Be a Step in the Right Direction,” CEPR Co-Director Says Half Hour for Haiti: How Human Rights Can Build Haiti Other Links: If you couldn’t make it, here‘s a recap. Check out this action alert for details on how […]

July 2014 Update

Quick Links: Our Website Donate Now US extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians The Fight Against UN Impunity and Immunity in Haiti: The Cholera Scandal Bi-Partisan Leaders Urge Expedited Haitian Family Reunification Haiti’s Chief Foreign Import: Meddling Leaders Call on Senators Menendez and Corker to Support Haiti Document – Haiti: Women’s Human Rights Defenders Threatened (Action Alert) Making Sure Haiti Aid Helps the Most Vulnerable Haiti Cholera Victims Rejoice: We have a Committee! In Their Court: Litigation Against the United Nations as a Last Resort for Haitian Cholera Victims U.N. Chief Served Papers in Suit by Haitian Victims, Lawyers Say Haïti – Politique : L’opposition préoccupée par les manouevres de l’Exécutif… Advancing Justice Through Expert Testimony (video) A Good Reason to Bite the Hand that Feeds Haitian rape survivors begin new lives in Canada and the US Other Links: Read more about […]

October 2013 Update

Haiti Justice Update October 2013 Cholera Case Slowly but surely, we’re winning justice for Haiti’s cholera victims. Recent highlights include: Filing the cholera suit against the UN Demonstration at UN headquarters forces Haitian government to reverse position and support justice for cholera victims Letters from US Congress and a Haitian Senate resolution UN’s own panel of experts acknowledge UN responsibility The best part of this success is that it was a team effort! Thanks to everyone in the BAI/IJDH community who: Helped build the movement for cholera justice by distributing informtation through email, Facebook, and Twitter Contacted their members of Congress and signed the petition Provided the financial support necessary to keep us fighting on the front lines! For more on cholera, click here. Martin Ennals Award BAI’s Mario Joseph was honored Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland as a finalist for […]

Quarterly Newsletter: Winter 2013

BAI & IJDH Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2013 Who We Are Your Generosity Keeps Us Fighting for Justice The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the largest and most successful public interest law firm in Haiti, and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), a Boston-based human rights nonprofit, work with the peo­ple of Haiti in their non-violent strug­gle for the con­sol­i­da­tion of con­sti­tu­tional democ­racy, jus­tice, and human rights by pur­su­ing legal cases, dis­trib­ut­ing infor­ma­tion on human rights con­di­tions in Haiti, and coop­er­at­ing with human rights and sol­i­dar­ity groups in Haiti and abroad. Follow @BAIhaiti and @IJDH on Twitter and Like and Share our Facebook page. Duvalier Prosecution Jean-Claude Duva­lier must not be allowed to evade jus­tice in Haiti For­mer Hait­ian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duva­lier’s case for crimes against humanity is currently up for appeal. BAI and IJDH lawyers are working hard to help a group of survivors […]

Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2012

BAI & IJDH Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2012 Dear Friend, I have a lot to be thankful for. I have the privilege of working with a dedicated and growing staff at BAI and IJDH, and committed and talented volunteers–6 working hard in our Boston office as I type. We have inspiring grassroots collaborators in Haiti–the BAI office buzzes with activity every day. Outside Haiti, top law firms, Members of Congress, human rights groups and solidarity organizations contribute their impressive expertise to our fight for justice in Haiti. All this is made possible by our generous donors, who year after year keep us fighting on the front lines for justice for Haiti’s poor. What makes me most grateful is that all these contributions are producing results. They are providing justice for individual people—rape victims, earthquake survivors, political prisoners and more–while making concrete […]

Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2012

Fighting for the Human Rights of Haiti’s Poor BAI & IJDH Bi-Annual Newsletter July, 2012 Letter from the Director Help IJDH Move Into an Office We have had a busy last three months at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). We moved to Boston, hired two more lawyers in Haiti, scaled up our Rape Accountability and Prevention Project, launched our Housing Rights Advocacy Project, conducted a follow-up survey of camp conditions with a delegation of students from the University of San Francisco, and issued two major reports. We are particularly excited about the move. We have already had some great discussions with existing partners and members of the Haitian community in Boston about expanding our collaborations, and we have received many offers of volunteer help from students, activists and professionals in Massachusetts. We are confident that a city office will allow us to […]

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