Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Brian Concannon “To the Point” Interview: Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti

KCRW gave an interview with Brian Concannon on Hurricane Matthew. To access the interview, click the link below, scroll to the second play option under “From This Episode” titled Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti Click HERE to listen to the interview.

Can Duvalier’s Victims Get Justice Despite His Death?

While some, like Duvalier’s victims and BAI, are working on prosecuting Duvalier’s accomplices, some believe that even if Duvalier hadn’t died, the prosecution wouldn’t have succeeded. This segment features Brian Concannon, of the former camp, and former Haitian police director Pierre Denize, of the latter. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text and audio. Haiti’s Crucial Question: Would Baby Doc Have Gone To Jail If He’d Lived Longer? Tim Padgett, WLRN October 8, 2014 As Haiti’s national police director from 1996 to 2002, Pierre Denize had a mission: to help the country’s fledgling democracy build a more professional and humane justice system. Denize had seen too much of the polar opposite in his youth – especially when his parents were jailed, brutalized and exiled during the three-decade-long reign of cruelty and corruption known as the Duvalier dynasty. “What [the […]

Cholera Case Featured on Swedish Radio

Our very own Staff Attorney, Beatrice Lindstrom, was featured on Swedish radio explaining whether we think that Ban’s ‘moral responsibility’ statement signals a change in their position vis-a-vis the lawsuit. Below is a rough translation. (The segment starts at 16:45.) Sveriges Radio July 15, 2014 Reporter 1: Right now, the UN’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Haiti. The UN is still not accepting legal responsibility for the cholera epidemic that was spread by UN troops four years ago, but several organizations have sued the UN. One of them is the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, where Beatrice Lindstrom is a lawyer. Beatrice: More and more people who work within the UN are speaking out against the way that the Organization has handled this catastrophe. So we hope that the UN will eventually change its position. The ultimate end goal […]

Isabeau Doucet Radio Canada Interview on Cholera & the UN

One of our collaborators, Isabeau Doucet, speaks on Radio Canada about cholera, the UN and the presence of the MINUSTAH. Click HERE to listen to the interview. 

CBC Radio One, As it Happens Reports on Duvalier Case

Thursday, March 7, 2013 CBC As it Happens CBC Radio, As it happens reports  the recent, historic court appearance of Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haiti. The report includes the interview with Nicole Phillips, the attorney with the IJDH about  court proceedings in Port-au-Prince. Click HERE to listen to the original broadcast.

UN Dismissal of Haiti Cholera Claims

jafrikayiti radio station reports on the United Nation’s dismissal of Haiti cholera claims made on February 21. IJDH’s Director Brian Concannon speaks to the jafrikayiti on the issue. Click HERE to Listen jafrikayiti radio station on cholera 

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