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Des mères d’enfants abandonnés des casques bleus de la MINUSTAH notifient des sommations pour rechercher la Paternité, le recouvrement des créances d’aliments et la garde de leurs enfants

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE  Contact PRESSE: Mario Joseph, avocat, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, +011 509 3701-9879 (Haïti) (français, kreyol) Nicole Phillips, avocat, Institut pour la Justice et la Démocratie en Haïti (IJDH), Nicole@ijdh.org, +1 510 715-2855 (Etats-Unis) (anglais, français) Des mères d’enfants abandonnés des casques bleus de la MINUSTAH notifient des sommations pour rechercher la Paternité, le recouvrement des créances d’aliments et la garde de leurs enfants  Port-au-Prince, le 3 aout, 2016 – Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) annonce aujourd’hui la notification des sommations aux neuf (9) soldats de la MINUSTAH venant de l’Uruguay, de l’Argentine et du Sri Lanka au nom de neuf (9) mères haïtiennes qui étaient tombées enceintes puis abandonnées et laissées toutes seules avec la responsabilité de leurs enfants. L’une des requérantes avait 17 ans quand elle a donné naissance à son enfant, ce […]

Haitian Mothers of Children Abandoned by UN Peacekeepers Initiate Paternity and Child Support Claims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Mario Joseph, Av., Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI),  Mario@ijdh.org, +011 509 2943 2106/07 (Haiti) (speaks French and Kreyol) Nicole Phillips, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Nicole@ijdh.org, +1 510 715 2855 (United States) (speaks English, French and Spanish) Haitian Mothers of Children Abandoned by UN Peacekeepers Initiate Paternity and Child Support Claims  Port-au-Prince, August 3, 2016 – Today, human rights law firm Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) initiated paternity claims to nine United Nations peacekeepers from Uruguay, Argentina and Sri Lanka on behalf of nine Haitian mothers who were forced to take sole responsibility of the child(ren) after being abandoned by the soldiers who fathered them. One of the mothers was 17 years old when she gave birth, which amounts to statutory rape under Haitian law. The mothers ask […]

UN Peacekeepers Leave Babies in Haiti

Despite rules against forming relationships with locals, United Nations peacekeepers have left many babies behind in Haiti. The mothers are left to provide for the children with no support from the children’s fathers. Some of these mothers are now seeking support from the UN, which does have a system for these types of claims, but needs to do a better job of making it known. Haitian moms demand UN help for the babies their peacekeepers left behind Amy Bracken, PRI August 29, 2014 When the US military pulled out of Vietnam in 1973, it left something of a living legacy: Tens of thousands of pregnant Vietnamese women. But this issue is not confined to Americans in Vietnam, or even to wartime. It’s also an often overlooked side effect of United Nations peacekeeping operations. Now, the babies of UN peacekeepers are becoming an […]

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