Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti



Given our small office and high vol­ume of work, we depend heav­ily on vol­un­teers to help us with translations, advocacy, writing and much more. Thank you to volunteers all over the world, in all stages of their careers and education, who make time for IJDH. We are eter­nally grate­ful.

Maeliss Guillaud, Volunteer, started practicing law in Luxembourg and France in various fields after studying international law in France, South Korea, and the U.S. She also helped a charity foundation promote children’s rights in Bangladesh and Madagascar. She is now living in Boston and assisting an association in the field of sexual violence in civil society and in the incarcerated population. Maeliss is also a pro bono attorney helping permanent residents from vulnerable communities to access US citizenship. Finally, she is an active legal fellow and ally of UnitedStateless, a nonprofit organization promoting human rights for stateless individuals in the US. Maeliss has a strong interest in ethics and justice and wishes to further structural changes to prevent civil rights violations. She hopes for marginalized communities’ empowerment to claim and affirm their rights.


Chelsie Gawnemark Carmelita Francois Radney Jean-Claude Peggy Chateauneuf Photo Susan Koenig

 Photo Greger Calhan  Susie Zeiger Photo Tom Driver

Patricia Pabst Jessicah Pierre Rodney Pepe-Souvenir Photo Hugues Girard

Lika Diouf Kerfy Pierre Karen Sullivan Tamara Isaac

 photo Ramon Oyarzun Soto Julien_Olihidé

Ronald Chenet Cassie Ramos Joe-Derilus 

Photo Florian Renaux
Past team members from 2007 to present 


Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
867 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (857)-201-0991
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