Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN-Reliable

UN-Reliable The UN is misleading the public regarding its role in Haiti by Darren Ell The Dominion – http://www.dominionpaper.ca   UN armored personnel carrier guarding the entrance to Cit� Soleil in 2006. Photo: Darren Ell � On February 15, 2007, the United Nations News Service published an article stating that UN forces in Haiti � MINUSTAH � had transformed a former gang leader�s headquarters in Cit� Soleil into a free medical clinic following its raid on the man�s residence. I had just arrived in Haiti to work on a project about the impact of the 2004 Canada-backed coup d��tat. I knew MINUSTAH had brought in a few doctors for a photo op after their military operations in the seaside shantytown, but I didn�t realize that fully functioning clinics were being set up. Two days later, I attended a demonstration on […]

Haiti: The Damage Done

Part II of an Interview with Brian Concannon. By Darren Ell, The Dominion March 15, 2007 The Dominion – http://www.dominionpaper.ca   MINUSTAH is not aiding progress in Haiti, says Brian Concannon, but hindering it. Photo: Joseph Wenkoff � Read Part I of this interview. Brian Concannon is the director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), He founded IJDH after the 2004 Canada-US-France coup d��tat that ousted Haiti�s democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Concannon formerly co-directed the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) , the most prominent legal group prosecuting human rights cases in Haiti, and worked for MICIVIH, a UN human rights mission in Haiti. Darren Ell interviewed him in the offices of the BAI in Port-au-Prince on February 28, 2007, the third anniversary of the 2004 overthrow of democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. For a timeline […]

Haiti: the Damage Done

Part I of an Interview with Brian Concannon by Darren Ell The Dominion – http://www.dominionpaper.ca   The 2004 coup reversed years of progress in Haiti. Photo: Joseph Wenkoff � Brian Concannon is the director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). He founded IJDH after the 2004 Canada-US-France coup d��tat that ousted Haiti�s democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Concannon formerly co-directed the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) , the most prominent legal group prosecuting human rights cases in Haiti, and worked for MICIVIH, a UN human rights mission in Haiti. Darren Ell interviewed him in the offices of the BAI in Port-au-Prince on February 28, 2007, the third anniversary of the 2004 overthrow of democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. For a timeline documenting Canada�s involvement in Haiti since 2000, read this. Darren Ell: Why did you create […]

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