Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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About Us

The Institute for Justice & Democracy (IJDH) in Haiti and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) have over 20 years of demonstrated success enforcing Haitians’ human rights, in Haiti and abroad.
We work in four areas:
1) impact litigation that opens the doors of Haitian, international and U.S. courts to precedent-setting human rights cases;
2) documentation that provides public officials, human rights advocates and grassroots activists the reliable information they need to speak up for human rights in Haiti;
3) transnational grassroots advocacy that compels governments and powerful institutions in Haiti and abroad to respect Haitians’ human rights; and
4) systemic capacity building that develops a corps of Haitian human rights lawyers and advocates trained to fight for sustainable change in their country.

Employment Opportunities

Bertha Justice Foundation Legal Fellow
A two-year legal fellowship for an emerging lawyer committed to pursuing a career in public interest/ human rights law.
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019
IJDH Executive Director
A full-time salaried position for professionals who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for IJDH’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019

Internship Opportunities

IJDH Communications and Development Internship

A summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in communications, international human rights, and advocacy.

Deadline to apply: May 24, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you fluent in French and/or Kreyol? IJDH needs you. We have a great need for people who can translate both from French and/or Kreyol into English, and vice versa. Some knowledge of and/or familiarity with legal terms is helpful for many documents, but not all. If you have experience translating and are readily available by email, please CONTACT us.
Are you familiar with Twitter and/or other social media platforms? IJDH and some of our partner organizations could benefit from your willingness to help us share news. Please let us know if you would like to help with our advocacy campaigns. Questions? Interested in signing up? Email us today!


Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
15 Newbury St
Boston, MA

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
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