Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

November 2014 Update

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Duvalier Case Will Continue Despite His Death

  The investigating judge assigned to prosecute Jean-Claude Duvalier and his associates is continuing the process, despite the former dictator’s death. Since complaints were not aimed solely at Duvalier, his victims still have a chance at justice. The UN Human Rights Committee has also stressed the importance of continuing the case, to combat impunity and promote the rule of law in Haiti. Click HERE for the original article. Case against Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier continues even after death Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald October 30, 2014 A Haiti investigative judge assigned to look into allegations of corruption and crimes against humanity by former President-for-Life Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier is continuing to pursue the case despite Duvalier’s death, a human-rights lawyer said Thursday. Clémence Bectarte, coordinator of the International Federation for Human Rights’ Litigation Action Group, told the Miami Herald that Judge Durin […]

UN Human Rights Committee Concerned about Haiti

(Francais çi dessous) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Mario Joseph, Av., Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI),, +011 509 2943 2106/07 (in Haiti, speaks French and Creole) Nicole Phillips, Esq., Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH),, +1 510 715 2855 (in U.S., speaks English and French) UN Human Rights Committee concerned by overdue elections, lack of judicial independence, threats against human rights defenders, and forced evictions in Haiti (Geneva, October 30, 2014)—The UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva released concluding observations today to the Government of Haiti expressing concern for the lack of judicial independence, long-overdue elections (since 2011), an increase in firearm deaths by police officers, and threats and intimidation to human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents. Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, […]

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