Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

On Monday Jan 7, Attend the Trial in Brooklyn Against Trump for Racism Against Haitians!

Trump’s on Trial for Racism Against Haitians January 7 in Brooklyn!  Come Show Your Support! On January 7, 2019, trial begins in Saget et al v. Trump, challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful November 2017 termination of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation on constitutional and procedural grounds.  Your support is needed in the courtroom! U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY Courtroom 6 H North (Judge William Kuntz, 6th Floor) 9:30 am, January 7, 2019 Please plan to arrive early with adequate time to go through airport style security.  You will need a form of government ID (for example, driver’s license or other) and to check your phone at security, as phones aren’t allowed in the courtrooms. Case Background: The plaintiffs are nine persons with TPS, a nonprofit group, and an impacted business. The trial […]

BAI & NLG Debut Haiti’s First Legal Observers at May Day Protests

BAI law thesis candidate Peterson Juillet legal observing in Port-Au-Prince, May 1. Credit: Nicole Phillips On May 1, Haitian public interest law firm Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), sent its first group of trained legal observers to monitor International Workers’ Day (“May Day”) protests in the capital city. BAI launched its Obsèvatwa Libète Piblik (Public Freedoms Observation) program in partnership with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), and National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Haitians have been demonstrating in anti-government protests for months. Police have retaliated with intimidation, violence, and unlawful arrests. In response to these violations of freedom of speech, assembly and due process under the Haitian Constitution and international law, BAI contacted the NLG for support. On Apr. 25, BAI announced their legal observer and protest defense initiative, modeled after the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Haitian Legal Organization & NLG Debut Country’s First Legal Observers at May Day Protests

  Haitian Legal Organization & NLG Debut Country’s First Legal Observers at May Day Protests FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Nicole Phillips, IJDH Staff Attorney – Nicole@ijdh.org Jeanne Mirer, NLG International Committee Co-Chair and IADL President– Jeanne@jmirerlaw.com King Downing, NLG Director of Mass Defense – king@nlg.org PORT-AU-PRINCE—On May 1, Haitian public interest law firm Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), sent its first group of trained legal observers to monitor International Workers’ Day (“May Day”) protests in the capital city. BAI launched its Obsèvatwa Libète Piblik (Public Freedoms Observation) program in partnership with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), and National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Haitians have been demonstrating in anti-government protests for months. Police have retaliated with intimidation, violence, and unlawful arrests. In response to these violations of freedom of […]

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