Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Anti-Corruption Law Passes Through Haiti’s House

After a decade of advocacy work against corruption and almost as much time waiting for legislation to go through Haiti’s Parliament, an anti-corruption law has passed. As the new law criminalizes many practices that are very common in Haiti, the next challenge will be having the government enforce the law. Haiti: A New Anti-Corruption Law Brings Hope Marilyn Allien, Transparency International April 7, 2014 It has taken a long time but Haiti finally has a comprehensive anti-corruption law. On 11 March the lower house of Parliament passed legislation first drafted in 2007. For a country that has been stuck on the lowest rungs of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for years, this is big and welcome news. And the law is good. Not least becauseLa Fondation Héritage pour Haïti (LFHH), the Transparency International chapter in Haiti, was able to help provide input from […]

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