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.



Internship Opportunities

IJDH Spring Development and Communications Internship
A semester-long internship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in communications, international human rights, and advocacy.
Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until placements are filled.

IJDH Spring Legal Internship
A semester-long internship for current 2L, 3L or LLM students with a demonstrated background in human rights, social justice and/or international law.
Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until placements are filled.



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
General Inquiries: info@ijdh.org
Media Inquiries: media@ijdh.org