Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

For Immediate Release: Congressional Lawmakers Join Forces to Secure $10 Million in FY2018 Omnibus Bill to Address Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2018                                                 For More Information Contact: Joyce Jones Communications Director 202-225-4506 (office) | 202-578-0634 (mobile) Congressional Lawmakers Join Forces to Secure $10 Million in FY2018 Omnibus Bill to Address Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Washington, D.C. – In the current political climate, Democrats and Republicans don’t often agree on much, but in a rare act of bipartisanship, Congress has passed an omnibus package that rejected many of the White House’s harsh budget cuts. The legislation, signed by President Donald Trump before lawmakers left Washington for a two-week recess, included $10 million to help Haiti combat cholera. In 2010, United Nations peacekeepers contaminated Haiti’s largest river, which led to a cholera outbreak that infected hundreds of thousands […]

Let’s Keep Fighting for Justice: Join IJDH as a Development & Communications Internship this Summer

IJDH Development and Communications Internship Summer 2018 About Us     IJDH has successfully helped Haitians enforce their human rights since 2004. The Institute partners with BAI to support grassroots struggles for justice in Haiti and in the powerful countries abroad where decisions about Haitians’ rights are often made. IJDH and BAI combine traditional legal strategies with organizing, emerging technology and public advocacy to address the root causes of instability and poverty in Haiti. We fight for justice with legal work, but also with creativity, humility, inspiration and humor, and a supportive work culture. We effect broad changes with modest resources by nurturing large advocacy networks. IJDH is looking for Communications and Development interns to join its Boston office. The position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in global human rights advocacy and in development and financial strategies […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The UN and Haiti Government Square Off in Impunity Championship, Haiti’s Poor Pay the Price

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Mario Joseph, Av., Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, +509 3701-9879 (Haïti) (English, French, Kreyòl) Brian Concannon, Esq., Executive Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Brian@ijdh.org, +1 541-263-0029 (Boston, USA) (English, French, Kreyòl) The UN and Haiti Government Square Off in Impunity Championship, Haiti’s Poor Pay the Price See the French version of this Press Release HERE. Port-au-Prince, March 5, 2018 – The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), who represent the victims of cholera imported by the United Nations Mission Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH), urge the Haitian government and the United Nations (UN) to set aside their diplomatic games in order to meet their legal obligations and respect the rights of the Haitian people, especially cholera victims. Attorney Mario Joseph of […]

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE: L’ONU et L’État Haïtien Jouent la Finale du Championnat de l’Impunité, les Pauvres d’Haïti Paient Les Frais

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE  Contact PRESSE: Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, +509 3701-9879 (Haïti) (anglais, français, kreyòl) Brian Concannon, Esq. Institut pour la Justice et la Démocratie en Haïti (IJDH), Brian@ijdh.org, +1 541-263-0029 (Boston, USA) (anglais, français, kreyòl) L’ONU et L’État Haïtien Jouent la Finale du Championnat de l’Impunité, les Pauvres d’Haïti Paient Les Frais  Veillez lire la version farnçaise de cette note de presse ici. Port-au-Prince, le 5 mars, 2018 – Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) et l’Institut pour la Justice et la Démocratie en Haïti (IJDH), qui représentent les victimes du choléra importé par la Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH), exhortent le gouvernement haïtien et l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) à mettre de côté leurs chantages diplomatiques pour pouvoir répondre aux besoins du peuple haïtien, particulièrement les victimes de […]

BAI and IJDH Stand up for Haitian Dignity

  BAI and IJDH Continue to Fight for the Dignity of the Haitian People in Haiti and in the U.S. Last month, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) joined the Haitian community in the United States and in Haiti in denouncing President Trump‘s disparaging remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and all African countries. IJDH’s Brian Concannon told a crowd at a rally in Boston that, “President Trump’s remarks about Haiti are false. They are an affront to the dignity of the Haitian people and the American people.” Meanwhile in Haiti, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI)’s Managing Attorney Mario Joseph decried the president’s comment while attending a grassroots activist’s protest at the U.S. Embassy in Port-Au-Prince. “On many occasions in the past we have been victims of imperialist countries, particularly the United States,” said Joseph rebuking Trump’s vulgar comments […]

Sienna Merope-Synge Discusses U.N. Accountability in Haiti

This article was originally published by Yale Law School Sienna Merope-Synge, a Staff Attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), spoke on February 12 about her organization’s fight to secure adequate remedies for victims of the U.N.’s introduction of a 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti. The talk was co-sponsored by the Schell Center, the Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), and the American Constitution Society. Merope-Synge began by explaining that many viewed this cholera outbreak-the first in Haiti’s history—as a humanitarian crisis, not a legal one. But as it became clear that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti had caused the crisis by dumping contaminated waste into local rivers, people began coming to IJDH’s offices and ask whether there was something the law could do to address the situation. IJDH had to work creatively, since the U.N. has […]

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