Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Can Duvalier’s Victims Get Justice Despite His Death?

While some, like Duvalier’s victims and BAI, are working on prosecuting Duvalier’s accomplices, some believe that even if Duvalier hadn’t died, the prosecution wouldn’t have succeeded. This segment features Brian Concannon, of the former camp, and former Haitian police director Pierre Denize, of the latter. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text and audio. Haiti’s Crucial Question: Would Baby Doc Have Gone To Jail If He’d Lived Longer? Tim Padgett, WLRN October 8, 2014 As Haiti’s national police director from 1996 to 2002, Pierre Denize had a mission: to help the country’s fledgling democracy build a more professional and humane justice system. Denize had seen too much of the polar opposite in his youth – especially when his parents were jailed, brutalized and exiled during the three-decade-long reign of cruelty and corruption known as the Duvalier dynasty. “What [the […]

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