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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 […]

Civil Society Challenges UN Secretary-General Candidates to Take Accountability Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Beatrice Lindstrom, Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, beatrice@ijdh.org,+1-404-217-1302 Gill Mathurin, AIDS-Free World, media@aidsfreeworld.org, +1-646-924-1710  Civil Society Challenges UN Secretary-General Candidates to Take Accountability Pledge 37 Groups launch 5-part pledge on sexual exploitation and abuse, cholera   NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 — Thirty-seven civil society groups are calling on candidates for the next UN Secretary-General to take an Accountability Pledge that signals their commitment to building a more accountable and transparent United Nations. “The next Secretary-General faces the challenge of ensuring that the UN responds justly when its peacekeepers and staff abuse or harm the very people they are sent to protect. We ask all candidates vying to become the UN’s next leader to commit to championing accountability by publicly taking this pledge,” said Beatrice Lindstrom, Staff Attorney with the Institute for Justice […]

Does the UN Security Council resolution on sexual abuse by peacekeepers achieve accountability?

In March, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution meant to respond to the growing scandal of peacekeepers raping and sexually abusing civilians. Unfortunately, the resolution only seems like a band-aid on the problem, given that it is not legally binding, relies on those who are responsible for the current culture of impunity to take action, and has vague terms that likely won’t lead to justice. It might be time for the UN to look for outside help to solve this problem. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Predatory Peacekeepers: The UN Responds to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in CAR Kathleen Bergin, The Disaster Law Page April 19, 2016 In March, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2272 in response to ongoing revelations that French and west-African peacekeepers raped and sexually exploited civilians they were deployed […]

Head of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Calls Ban Ki-moon Inept

Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had a hearing on United Nations accountability, particularly regarding sexual abuse by peacekeepers. Senator Bob Corker, the chair of the Committee made a strong statement  on the issue and even called UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon inept, as it took the UN so long to start responding to sexual abuse allegations. For example, the UN General Assembly has only just begun to implement recommendations in a report on this issue that was published in 2005! U.N. chief ‘inept’ on peacekeeper sex abuse: key U.S. senator Louis Charbonneau, Reuters April 13, 2016 An influential U.S. senator accused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of ineptitude on Wednesday for failing to halt sexual exploitation and abuse by blue-helmeted peacekeepers. The criticism from Senator Bob Corker, a Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, comes as candidates to […]

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