Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The Shared Struggle of African Americans and Haitians

In this video, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the senior African American woman serving in Congress; and Mildred T. Aristide, attorney and former First Lady of Haiti, discuss historical and contemporary matters that relate to African American and Haitian progress at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI. April 6, 2017

BAI et MOLEGHAF marchent contre le choléra et la MINUSTAH

Ce Mercredi 29 mars 2017 à l’occasion de la commémoration du trentième anniversaire de la constitution haïtienne du 29 mars 1987 les organisations de victimes de choléra, le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) et le MOLEGHAF, ont parcouru plusieurs rues de la capitale à travers une marche pacifique en présence de deux députés solidaires de leur cause: honorables député Louis Manés et Roger Milien, avant de s’arrêter pendant plus deux heures devant les locaux du parlement haïtien pour demander aux parlementaires d’exiger le pouvoir exécutif à se positionner clairement en faveur du droit à la réparation des victimes du choléra et du départ de la MINUSTAH. Marche contre la MINUSTAH le 29 Mars 2017 à Port-au-Prince Wesly Gedeon, 29 mars 2017 Trouvez la poste originale ici.

Cholera in Haiti and UN Liability Panel [Video+Article]

IJDH Board member Ira Kurzban participated in an esteemed panel on cholera in Haiti and United Nations accountability for causing the epidemic. Since the start of the epidemic in 2010, over 9,000 Haitians have died and over 800,000 have had cholera and the epidemic is still not under control. While then-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized for not doing enough to stop the epidemic, Dr. Cadet (one of the panelists) made it clear that “the battle is far from being over.” Though the case against the United Nations may be over in court for now, it continues on the streets through advocacy and spreading the word so the fight for cholera continues until the UN ends the epidemic once and for all. A partial write-up about the panel is below. Here is the full text. UN immunity beats back legal claims by Haitian […]

Spend 3 Minutes Celebrating Justice for Cholera Victims

Dear Friend, 1. Press play. 2. Pat yourself on the back. 3. Smile!   Sincerely, Kermshlise Picard Communications Coordinator  

Sekretè-jeneral Nasyonzini mande pèp ayisyen padon | Ban Ki-moon apologizes to Haitians

1 desanm 2016, Ban Ki-moon, sekretè-jeneral Nasyonzini mande pèp ayisyen an padon poutèt wòl Nasyonzini te jwe nan epidemi kolera k’ap sakaje peyi a depi oktòb 2010. Pi ba, gen yon vèsyon ekskiz la ki pi long pase sa Ban te di devan Asanble Jeneral Nasyonzini an. Ansanm ak ekskiz piblik la, Ban te dekri yon nouvo plan Nasyonzini genyen pou konbat epidemi kolera a. 2 desanm 2016   On December 1, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to the people of Haiti for the UN’s role in the cholera outbreak that began in October 2010. Below is a longer version of the Haitian Creole portion of the apology, which was originally said in a couple of sentences in Haitian Creole, French and English before the UN General Assembly. The apology accompanied Ban’s description of a new UN plan to […]

Victory in the Fight for Cholera Justice – UN Apology!

IJDH has been pursuing cholera justice for so many years, and today, we saw major steps towards justice! For the first time, the United Nations held a briefing specifically dedicated to cholera. It is unheard of for a Secretary-General to issue a report like this and hold this type of session. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also apologized for bringing cholera to Haiti, something that cholera victims, BAI, IJDH and all of our allies have been advocating for since 2010! Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the UN and now co-Director of AIDS-Free World, describes the fight for cholera justice in vivid terms: Transcript of cholera apology, in three languages Reactions from cholera victims in Haiti UN Secretary General’s report on the new plan

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