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Human Rights Reports

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IJDH/BAI Human Rights and Rule of Law in Haiti: Key Recent Updates, March-October 2020

IACHR Concerned About Restrictions of the Rights of Migrants and Refugees in the United States During COVID-19 Pandemic, Organization of American States, July 25, 2020

IACHR Concerned About Restrictions of the Rights of Migrants and Refugees in the United States During COVID-19 Pandemic, Organization of American States, July 25, 2020

Le RNDDH établit le lien entre le pouvoir et des gang, Jean Daniel Senate, Le Nouvelliste, June 25, 2020

L’OPC dénonce auprès du Premier ministre les récents cas de violation des droits humains, Ricardo Lambert, Le Nouvelliste, July 16, 2020

Haiti-Droits humains : La Nehro dénonce les violations des droits des personnes handicapées, suite à l’attaque armée dans la nuit du 24 au 25 mai 2020 à Delmas, AlterPresse, June 16, 2020

IACHR refers case on Haiti to the Inter-American Court, Organization of American States, May 27, 2020

The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti, Judith Mirkinson, National Lawyers Guild and Seth Donnelly, Haiti Action Committee, July 8, 2019

Rapport du RNDDH sur L’évolution de la situation des droits humains en Haiti dans le contexte du covid-19, RNDDH, May 5, 2020

Freedom House 2020 Report on Freedom in the World- Haiti, 2020

US Department of State Haiti 2019 Human Rights Report, February 2020

Freedom House 2019 Report on Freedom in the World- Haiti, 2019

US Department of State Haiti 2018 Human Rights Report

Haiti: Events of 2018, Human Rights Watch, 2019

Amnesty Report: Haiti 2017/2018 – Amnesty International, 2018

Freedom House 2018 Report on Freedom in the World- Haiti – August 22, 2018

Situation générale des droits humains dans le pays au cours de la première année du gouvernement MOÃ SE / LAFONTANT – Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH), March 9, 2018

Freedom House 2017 Report on Freedom in the World- Haiti – December 31, 2017

Rapport de l’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti – March 8, 2017

US Department of State: Haiti 2016 Human Rights Report – February 2017

Amnesty International Report 2016/17 – February 2017

Human Rights Watch, 2016 World Report – Haiti – January 12, 2017

Human Rights Watch, Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in Poverty – November 29, 2016

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, November 2016

Freedom House 2016 Report on Freedom in the World – Haiti – July 7, 2016

Amnesty International 2015/2016 Annual Human Rights Report – Haiti – Amnesty International

Democracy Discouraged: International Observers and Haiti’s 2015 Elections – National Lawyers Guild, September 2016

Sumission à l’examen périodique universel: Violations Liees aux Droits des Personnes Handicapees en Haïti – AFAS, UFMORH, ASLH, RANIPH, March 24, 2016

United Nations, Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti – February 12, 2016

Report to United Nations on Gender Issues and Sexual Discrimination in Haiti – January 22, 2016

Rapport Alternatif présentant de façon brève la condition des femmes et filles handicapées en Haïti (CEDAW) – AFAS and UFMORH, January 2016

US Department of State: Haiti 2015 International Religious Freedom Report

US Department of State: Haiti 2015 Human Rights Report

Human Rights Watch 2015 World Report – Haiti – January 6, 2016

Haiti Under President Martelly: Current Conditions and Congressional Concerns – Congressional Research Service, December 23, 2015

Freedom House 2015 Report on Freedom in the World – Haiti – August 2015

US Department of State: Haiti 2014 Human Rights Report – June 2015

Questionnaire for States and Civil Society to Assist in the Preparation of the Annual Overview of the Human Rights Situation in the Hemisphere – February 23, 2015

Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón – February 9, 2015

Earlier human rights reports here

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Reports on Specific Issues

Political Conditions/Violence

(See also Special Section on Political Conditions/Violence)

Defend Haiti’s democracy and proud legacy of overthrowing slavery, Georgette Mulheir, Thomas Reuters Foundation, January 12, 2021

Protests, Repression Mark Police Chief’s First Week, Jake Johnston and Kira Paulemon, CEPR, November 30, 2020

American Bar Assoication Letter to Prime Minister Jouthe in Response to the Assassination of Monferrier Dorval, Patricia Lee Refo, November 13, 2020

Haitian lawyer, constitutional expert gunned down hours after controversial radio interview, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, August 29, 2020

Comment ne pas imputer la responsabilité des crimes au pouvoir en place?, Ralph Thomassaint Joseph, AyiboPost, August 29, 2020

Insecurity killed another 50 people in Haiti’s capital, Prensa Latina, August 6, 2020

Is Haiti’s G9 Gang Alliance a Ticking Time Bomb?, Parker Asmann, InSight Crime, July 23, 2020

Elections sous le contrôle de gangs armés: enjeux pour Haïti et dilemme pour la communauté internationale, Laënnec Hurbon, MediaPart, July 19, 2020

U.S. to Haiti on possible release of Emmanuel ‘Toto’ Constant: Victims deserve justice, Jaqueline Charles, July 18, 2020

Haïti-Criminalité : Situation de tensions, ce mardi 7 juillet 2020, dans plusieurs quartiers de Port-au-Prince, AlterPresse, July 7, 2020

Haiti police break up demo protesting worsening crime, France 24, July 6, 2020

Les gangs se federent, les acteurs politiques parlent d’unité, Robenson Geffrard, Le Nouvelliste, July 3, 2020

Une réunion politique vire au carnage à Delmas 75, Roberson Alphonse, Le Nouvelliste, June 29, 2020

Hausse des homicides et des cas de kidnapping, selon le BINUH, Roberson Alphonse, Le Nouvelliste, June 22, 2020

Terreur dans les quartiers populaires / Pont Rouge au coeur d’une strategie electoral macabre: Le Fondasyon Je Klere (FJKL) tire la sonnettee d’alarme, FJKL, June 22, 2020

Haitian slums descend into anarchy as crisis sparks worst violence in years, Andre Paultre, Sarah Marsh, Reuters, December 10, 2019

Killers lurk in the shadows as Haiti chaos takes a sinister turn, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, December 5, 2019

‘There is no hope’: Crisis pushes Haiti to Brink of Collapse, Kirk Semple, New York Times, October 21, 2019

Haiti’s political and social crisis persists despite the deceptive calm, Milo Milfort, Equal Times, May 31, 2019

US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, actor Danny Glover make impromptu visit to Haiti, Miami Herald, April 24, 2019

Haitians Furious at Their Government Protest in a Week of Unrest, Kirk Semple, The New York Times, November 23, 2018

Amid an uprising, can Haitian president Jovenel Moise deliver on his promises? – The Nation, July 29, 2018

Haiti’s deadly riots fueled by anger over decades of austerity and foreign interference – The Conversation, July 26, 2018

Political Crises in Nicaragua and Haiti – The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, July 24, 2018 (Interview with IJDH Executive Director Brian Concannon starting at 17:32)

Montreal protesters urge Ottawa to halt Haiti deportations after travel advisory Canada’s National Observer, July 22, 2018 (Article notes Canada’s warning to “avoid all non-essential travel to the Caribbean nation due to political unrest and the risk of violence.”)

If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow Miami Herald, July 17, 2018

Haiti fuel price jump was ‘guaranteed to lead to backlash,’ U.N. poverty expert says Miami Herald, July 16, 2018

Haiti’s Prime Minister quits amid protests over fuel plan Associated Press, New York Times, July 14, 2018

Own Goal: Fuel Price Increase Generates Crisis in Haiti – CEPR, July 11, 2018

General strike, unrest over fuel prices continue in Haiti – Boston Globe, July 10, 2018

Haiti- Security: At the UN, Michel-Ange Gédéon points the finger at MINUJUSTH’s weaknesses – Haiti Libre, June 27, 2018

Haitian photojournalist missing in Port-au-Prince – CPJ, March 28, 2018

Meet the new Haitian military– it’s starting to look a lot like the old one – CEPR, March 16, 2018

Haitian Government on the Defensive Following UN Welcoming of Corruption Investigation – CEPR, March 7, 2018

Haiti ranked worst country for most overcrowded prisons in the world Jamaica Observer, February 5, 2018

UN confirms it helped plan a deadly police raid in Grand Ravine – CEPR, January 10, 2018

Haiti prisons: Overcrowding a major problem Al Jazeera, January 5, 2018

URGENT ACTION: Women’s rights defender threatened with death – Amnesty International, 13 December 2017

Haitian journalists reject request to share anti-government protest videos VOA News, October 27, 2017

Haiti wants to revive its army, raising fears of looming political crackdown – Business Insider, July 13, 2017.

Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms – Associated Press, April 19, 2017

URGENT ACTION: Human rights defenders’ lives in danger – Amnesty International, April 12, 2017

Haiti’s Violent Politics Are Taken to Court. In Boston. – The New York Times, April 1, 2017

Accused in Haiti, Malden man is latest to face lawsuit here – The Boston Globe, March 31, 2017

Lawyers: Death of Haiti plaintiff in US suit ‘suspicious’ – Associated Press, March 31, 2017

School Bus Driver Certificate Suspended For Malden Man Accused Of Murder In Haiti – WBUR, March 29, 2017

Has a murderer in Haiti been hiding in plain sight in Massachusetts? – The Boston Globe, March 27, 2017

Plaintiff in Boston Lawsuit Against Former Haitian Mayor Dies – Reuters, March 25, 2017

Boston bus driver and former mayor in Haiti sued for human rights abuses in U.S. court – Miami Herald, March 23, 2017

New Report: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the Hands of the UN in Haiti – CEPR, March 22, 2017

Land Disputes

Haïti : La Pohdh réclame justice pour des paysannes et paysans expropriés de leurs terres par le régime politique tèt kale au pouvoir, AlterPresse, June 15, 2020

It’s not the first time they tried to take his Haiti land. This time he was left for dead, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, May 10, 2020

In Haiti’s city-without-a-government, residents want land titles, taxation, Jacob Kushner, Reuters, January 12, 2019

Expert Declaration on Land Disputes, Brian Concannon, February 27, 2017


(See also Special Section on Fair Elections)

Criminal gangs for hire: Corrupt cops and the fight for votes in Haiti’s next elections, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, June 25, 2020

Daily protests are paralyzing Haiti. Here’s why, Rachelle Krygier, The Washington Post, October 14, 2019

Haiti’s New Government Has Been Set Up for Failure, World Politics Review, October 1, 2018

Haiti’s Eroding Democracy, Jake Johnston, Jacobin, February 13, 2017

Haiti: violent protests erupt over presidential election result, The Guardian, November 29, 2016

Divided, battered Haiti to hold elections, ready or not, David McFadden, AP, November 18, 2016

Haitian Protesters Demanding Fresh Elections Have Rioted in the Capital, Nash Jenkins, TIME, January 19, 2016

CEPR: Clinton Emails Reveal “Behind the Doors Actions” of Private Sector and US Embassy in Haiti Elections – October 8, 2015

CEP Issues Reprimand to Parties – But Is It Enough? – Haiti Elections: A Resource and News Blog, August 26, 2015

Martelly/Paul Government Shaken by 2 Days of protests and general strike – Liberation News, February 11, 2015

Campagne électorale 2011: deux personnes tuées, 8 policiers incarcérés – June 17, 2013

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada,Haiti: The Assembly of Progressive National Democrats (Rassemblement des démocrates nationaux progressistes, RDNP) – April 19, 2013

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Haiti: The Ayiti an Aksyon (AAA) party during the elections in November 2010 and March 2011 – April 2, 2013

Haitian reporters accuse President Martelly’s security of attack – Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas, Feb. 20, 2010

Soumission au Conseil des Droits Humains des Nations Unies: Sur La Violation Du Droit De Vote En Haïti: Les Elections Qui Ne Reflètent Pas La Volonté Du Peuple (Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Canada Haiti Action Network, TransAfrica Forum, Louisiana Justice Institute) – October 13, 2011

Haiti-Élections : La Mission Impossible des Élections Contre la Continuité des Kidnappings et des Assassinats (Relief Web) – November 29, 2010

La Police Haïtienne Cible une Dizaine de Points du Pays qu’elle Considère Comme des Zones Rouges en Période Electorale (Haiti En Marche) – September 30, 2010

Elections: Henri Céant Menacé de Mort? (Haiti Press Network) – August 24, 2010

Les Faits autour de l’Exclusion de l’organisation Fanmi Lavalas des Senatoriales du 19 Avril et du 21 Juin 2009 – July 1, 2010


Press Freedom

Journalist Setoute Yvens survives shooting attempt, another reporter receives death threats in Haiti, Committee to Protect Journalists, August 4, 2020

L’Ajh dénonce des menaces et attaques contre plusieurs journalistes en Haïti, AlterPresse, July 31, 2020

‘Never-Ending Battle’ for Press Rights in Haiti, Sahar Majid, Pete Cobus, VOA, May 22, 2020

Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice, Reporters Without Borders, November 14, 2019

As tensions continue to escalate in Haiti over president, journalists come under attack, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, June 12, 2019

Haitian journalist shot during protests against the government, Alessandra Monnerat, Journalism in the Americas, February 18, 2019

Haitian photojournalist missing in Port-au-Prince – CPJ, March 28, 2018

Haitian journalists reject request to share anti-government protest videos VOA News, October 27, 2017

Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2016 – Haiti – November 14, 2016

Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2015 – Haiti – November 4, 2016

Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2014 – Haiti – October 8, 2014

Reporters Without Borders, Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town – September 17, 2014

Reporters Without Borders, Danger of self-censorship after CONATEL warning to radio stations – April 15, 2014

Reporters Without Borders, Murder contract on journalist amid rising political tension – October 23, 2013

Freedom of the Press in Haiti: The Chilling Effect on Journalists Critical of the Government, September 27, 2012

Reporters Without Borders, Radio Boukman resumes broadcasting two weeks after director’s murder– March 23, 2012

Gender-Based Violence

(See also Special Section on Haitian Women and Gender-Based Violence)

Santé/Genre : La pandémie de Covid-19 à l’origine d’une augmentation des cas de violences sexuelles et physiques sur les femmes et les filles, dans le Nord-Est d’Haïti, AlterPresse, July 14, 2020

Haïti-Parc industriel de Caracol/Agressions sexuelles : Le Ministère à  la condition féminine demande de mettre l’action publique en mouvement contre les présumés criminels, AlterPresse, July 3, 2020

Haiti is making an effort to curb human trafficking, but still falling short, US says, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, June 25, 2020

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti’s slum women abandoned to gangs, Amelie Baron, The Jakarta Post, July 12, 2019

Haiti missionary sentenced to 23 years for child sex abuse AP News, July 24, 2018

For victims of UN sex abuse or exploitation, help can be elusive – PBS, July 24, 2018

Amnesty Report: Haiti 2017/2018 – Amnesty International, 2018

URGENT ACTION: Women’s rights defender threatened with death – Amnesty International, 13 December 2017

Against their will: New report on sexual violence – Medecins Sans Frontieres, July 12, 2017

AP Exclusive: UN child sex ring left victims but no arrestsAssociated Press, April 12, 2017

Liberia exclusive: “There is no longer going to be impunity” – Saunders on UN rape crisisGlobal News Network Liberia, April 3, 2017

New Report: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the Hands of the UN in Haiti – CEPR, March 22, 2017

Women allegedly raped by UN peacekeepers in Haiti speak outBulawayo24 News, March 21, 2017

UN SEA: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the Hands of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (independent investigator), January 2017

Violence Against Women, Trafficking, Prostitution, and Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers – January 22, 2016 (for the 63rd Session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, February 25, 2016 (Version Française)

Submission on the combined eighth and ninth periodic reports of Haiti to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – January 20, 2016

Haiti: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee – Amnesty International, October 7, 2014

Urgent Action: Women Human Rights Defenders – Amnesty International, August 4, 2014

Haiti: Women’s human rights defenders threatened – Amnesty International, June 13, 2014

Haiti: Situation of sexual minorities – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, September 27, 2013

New Case of UN Peacekeeper Involved Rape in HaitiHaiti Sentinel, September 16, 2013

Annie Gell, “Have Your Say” – September 11, 2013

UN News Service, UN organizations in Haiti deeply concerned by rise in homophobic violence – August 19, 2013

Amnesty International, Haiti: LGBTI activists at risk in Haiti – July 19, 2013

Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS), Haitian Women Still Waiting for a Seat at the Table – July 18, 2013

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Haiti: Domestic violence, especially in rural areas; protection and services available for victims – June 13, 2013

UNDP, Assistance légale pour les femmes victimes de violence de genre en Haïti – April 2013

Stand in Solidarity With the Women of Haiti – February 12, 2013

Find older reports here. Please also see our News Archive on Gender-Based Violence for related news.

Children’s Rights

As the virus deepens Haiti’s schooling gap, some fight back, Amelie Baron,Yahoo News, August 8, 2020

En Haïti, les orphelinats accueillent des «orphelins» dont les parents sont vivants, Samuel Celine, Ayibo Post, July 31, 2020

All migrant children must be released from US detention by Friday because of coronavirus. Some parents fear that could mean separation, Jazmine Ulloa, Boston Globe, July 15, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian children suffer in slavery – and women play a key role in perpetuating the system, Fiona de Hoog Cius, The Conversation, May 18, 2019

Haiti missionary sentenced to 23 years for child sex abuse AP News, July 24, 2018

For victims of UN sex abuse or exploitation, help can be elusive – PBS, July 24, 2018

Human Rights Watch, Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in Poverty – November 29, 2016

Orphanage Entrepreneurs: The Trafficking of Haiti’s Invisible Children (English & French) – Lumos, September 28, 2016

United States Department of State, 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – Haiti – June 30, 2016

United States Department of State, 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report – Haiti – July 27, 2015

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention – March 2015 (French)

United States Department of Labor, 2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor – Haiti – October 7, 2014

United States Department of State, 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report – Haiti – June 20, 2014

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Haïti : informations sur les « restavek » – January 10, 2014

Haiti: Loi du 2013 sur l’adoption – November 15, 2013

United States Department of Labor, 2012 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor – Haiti – September 30, 2013

United States Department of State, 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report – Haiti – June 19, 2013

Find older reports here.

Prison Conditions

Haiti’s president pardons more than 400 prisoners, Jamaica Observer, June 23, 2020

Covid-19 en Haïti : L’appui aux centres de rétention et de détention est insuffisant, RNDDH, March 26, 2020

Mutiny over cooking charcoal in Haiti prison led to gang rapes, human-rights groups say, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, November 22, 2019

Impacts de la crise sociopolitique actuelle sur les conditions générales de détention, RNDDH, November 6, 2019

Haiti to investigate alleged rapes of 10 female inmates, Evens Sanon, AP, November 5, 2019

Haiti – Justice : Haiti tops the list of people imprisoned without conviction, HaitiLibre, October 10, 2018

How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic, Inter Press Service, July 19, 2018

Haiti ranked worst country for most overcrowded prisons in the world, Jamaica Observer, February 5, 2018

Haiti prisons: Overcrowding a major problem, Al Jazeera, January 5, 2018

UN expert flags ‘daily violations’ in Haiti prisonsJamaica Observer, March 9, 2017

Living hell: Officials alarmed by upsurge of inmates dying in Haiti prisonsFox News, February 20, 2017

Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails The Associated Press, February 20, 2017

Prison overcrowding in the country, the situation is critical HaitiLibre, April 6, 2016

UN expert condemns Haiti prison overcrowding, conditions AFP, March 2, 2016

Inside Haiti’s prisons: a nation battles crime and human rights abuses as it struggles to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake Evening Standard, September 29, 2014

Prison Conditions and Pre-Trial Detention in Haiti: Submission for the 112th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee – September 12, 2014

Extreme Prison Overcrowding and Lengthy Pre-trial Detention Continue in Haiti Despite International Court Order – July 3, 2013

Find older reports here.

Housing Rights and Electricity

Haiti’s fuel shortage and chronic blackouts are back. This time it’s lack of diesel., Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, July 22, 2020

A devastating blow to Haiti’s most vulnerable, SOIL, June 23, 2020

Ten years after Haiti’s earthquake: A decade of aftershocks and unkept promises, Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, January 8, 2020

Routine blackouts in Haiti symbolize a loss of political power for its citizens, Greg Beckett, The Conversation, February 7, 2019

Ten facts about Haiti’s housing crisis, Amnesty International, January 12, 2015

Haiti: ’15 Minutes to Leave’: Denial of the Right to Adequate Housing in Post-Quake Haiti – January 8, 2015

Amnesty International Urgent Action: Camp Acra Adoquin – October 1, 2014

Amnesty International Calls Attention to Housing Crisis – March 31, 2014

Haiti: Families at imminent risk of forced eviction – March 12, 2014

Haiti: Thousands more at risk of forced eviction – February 4, 2014

Haiti: How long will impunity continue for attacks against people displaced by the 2010 earthquake? – January 17, 2014

Haiti: Displaced people still live in despair four years after devastating earthquake : Media advisory – January 9, 2014

Haiti: Failure to deal with the consequences of the 2010 devastating earthquake – January 9, 2014

Haiti: Further Information: 200 Families Evicted, More at Imminent Risk (French) – December 18, 2013

Haiti: Families forcibly evicted, 100 more at risk – December 9, 2013

Haiti: Hundreds face violent forced eviction – October 18, 2013

Haiti: Amnesty International representatives visit the country to monitor housing rights – October 3, 2013

Eviction fears haunt Haiti camps after attacks – May 14, 2013

‘Nowhere To Go’ Forced Evictions in Haiti’s Displacement Camps (French & Creole) – April 23, 2013

Haiti: Hundreds of Families Risk Forced Eviction – April 18, 2013

Mesures conservatoires MC-52-13 – March 27, 2013

Find older reports here.

Health and Environment

Insécurité alimentaire : la situation s’annonce difficile pour Haïti, Cluford Dubois, Le National, August 4, 2020

Health / Covid-19: Haiti is experiencing the worst crises in its economic history, says economist Fritz Alphonse Jean, AlterPresse, July 31, 2020

Haitian mental health needs rise yet again with COVID-19 trauma, Jessica Obert The New Humanitarian, July 17, 2020

UNAIDS says COVID-19 worsened HIV situation in Caribbean, Caricom, July 9, 2020

Fistule obstétricale: la maladie de la honte qui ronge silencieusement des femmes en Haïti, Laura Louis, Ayibo Post, June 17, 2020

Ten years after Haiti earthquake, medical care is deteriorating, Medecins Sans Frontieres, January 9, 2020


Covid-19: près de 100 000 Haïtiens sont revenus de la République dominicaine ces six derniers mois, Ricardo Lambert, Le Nouvelliste, July 17, 2020

Haiti – DR : More than a hundred Haitians intercepted at the Dominican border, Haiti Libre, July 14, 2020

Haitian Migrants: Hidden Faces of Human Trafficking in the Dominican Republic, Jean-Pierre Murray, New Security Beat, June 8, 2020

Border Report: Surviving in Tijuana Has Gotten Even Harder for Haitian Migrants, Maya Srikrishnan, Voice of San Diego, July 20, 2020

Either he’s dead or he’s been kidnapped: ICE detainees go ‘missing’ amid coronavirus, Monique O. Madan, Miami Herald, June 17, 2020

Other Country Condition News (English)

The Haitian people: Sadly and badly in need of a champion, Sir Ronald Sanders, MENAFN, November 27, 2020

Editorial, “The U.S. sent back the torturer Haiti calls ‘the devil.’ Can its courts handle him?,” Editorial Board, Washington Post, July 5

Haiti’s Political and Economic Conditions, Congressional Research Service, March 5, 2020

Haiti: Amnesty International verifies evidence of excessive use of force against protestors, Amnesty International, October 31, 2019

Haiti: Protesters at Continued Risk, Amnesty International, June 17, 2019

Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders call on Haitian authorities to investigate attacks on journalists, CPJ, November 14, 2019

Haiti’s President-elect Jovenel Moise battling money laundering suspicions, Miami Herald, January 24, 2017

Haiti – Justice : 3 members of the CSPJ protest against the interference of the Executive – October 14, 2014

Haiti: Students Need Safe Water, Toilets – October 8, 2014

Letter to Vice President Jorge Familiar on the Haiti Water and Sanitation Conference – October 8, 2014

Haiti: The truth must not die with Jean-Claude Duvalier – October 7, 2014

UN News Service, Haiti: despite death of former President, UN urges continued probes into alleged abuses – October 7, 2014

Haiti: Justice Denied by Duvalier’s Death – October 4, 2014

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Haiti: Information on the security situation – June 11, 2014

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Haiti: Types of complaints that victims may file with the police – June 9, 2014

Dominican Republic: Open Letter to President Danilo Medina regarding law 169/14 [repression against Dominicans of Haitian descent] – June 3, 2014

Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims – February 21, 2014

Haiti: Lack of political will allows ex-dictator Duvalier to escape justice – January 15, 2014

Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court – October 24, 2013

‘Without my identity card, it’s like I’m dead’ – October 18, 2013

Statement attributable to UNICEF on the Constitutional Court decision on Dominican-born persons of Haitian descent – October 9, 2013

The Dominican ruling which could leave thousands stateless – October 9, 2013

Discriminatory Ruling by Dominican Court Threatens Citizenship – October 3, 2013

UN faces crisis of credibility over 8,000 cholera deaths in Haiti – September 13, 2013

The United Nations’ Shameful History in Haiti – August 19, 2013

Press Release: The BAI denounces religious leaders’ march against Haiti’s LGBT community – July 17, 2013

One Thousand Days of Cholera : Almost 8,200 Killed and Still No UN Apology – July 15, 2013

Jobs and Justice: Raising the Floor on Worker Rights and Wages in Haiti – May 23, 2013

Michel Martelly’s education plan in Haiti marked by mismanagement and inflated claims – April 9, 2013

UN News Service, UN voices concern over thousands of Haitians fleeing country by sea – July 13, 2012

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Haiti: Whether Haitians who have lived abroad for a long time are at risk if they return to their homeland – May 29, 2012

Haiti: Earthquake Recovery Failing Women and Girls (Human Rights Watch) – August 30, 2011

No Urgency for the Poor – January 27, 2011

Gangs become father, mother to Haiti’s forlorn orphans – May 9, 2010

Spoiling Security in Haiti – May 31, 2005

Other Country Condition News (French)

Attaques contres des quartiers défavorisés : Le RNDDH exige la fin de la protection des gangs armés par les autorités au pouvoir, RNDDH, June 23, 2020

Massacre au Bel-Air: Banalisation du droit à la vie par les autorités Étatiques, RNDDH, December 17, 2019

Massacre à La Saline: Violations de droits humains et nécessité d’une intervention humanitaire, RNDDH, December 14, 2018

Un conseiller du CSPJ fait le point – May 5, 2014

Haïti – “Politique : Les excuses de Francisco René entendues, mais non commentées – January 8, 2014

L’Onu en grave conflit de droits en Haïti – August 23, 2013

Un “scandale” ! C’est ainsi que les Avocats qualifient les Réponses du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies – July 12, 2013

Haïti – Éducation : L’Université du Roi Henry Christophe de Limonade, fissuré un an après son inauguration – June 14, 2013


Haïti: Human Rights Watch assistera à l’audition de Duvalier – April 5, 2013

Un véhicule officiel bel et bien impliqué dans le double meurtre spectaculaire du 5 février à Port-au-Prince – February 16, 2013

Des groupes de défense des droits accueillent favorablement l’initiative des Nations Unies sur le choléra en Haïti, Appel à l’action immédiate pour rendre justice aux victimes – December 12, 2012

Press Release: Civil Society Groups Appeal to UN Secretary-General for Response to Haiti Cholera Claims -French – November 30, 2012

Response of Hait­ian Govern­ment to Human Rights Watch – November 8, 2012


Des organisations internationales condamnent les risques d’arrestation arbitraire en Haïti – October 15, 2012

Me Mario Joseph affirme lors de son passage à Washington, que l’on ne peut construire une nouvelle Haïti en se basant sur d’anciennes habitudes de non-respect des droits humains – September 24, 2012

Evaluation Périodique Universelle d’Haiti : Observation du Bureau des Avocats Internationaux Genève, Suisse le – March 16, 2012

Press Release: Note de Presse sur le retour de Mr. Ronald Nelson ( BAI, Française) – December 21, 2011

Intervention du Canada (Française) – October 25, 2011

Jacques Édouard Alexis ‘se déchaine’: ‘Préval veut garder le pouvoir, des armes ont été distribuées’, dénonce-t-il,”( – October 4, 2010

Recrudescence de L’insécurité dans la Région Métropolitaine (Metropole Haiti) – September 14, 2010

L’insécurité Prend de Nouvelles Proportions (Le Nouvelliste) – September 13, 2010

L’insécurité Bat son Plein à Cité Soleil (Le Nouvelliste) – August 27, 2010

Testimony of Mario Joseph en Français (Bureau des Avocats Internationaux) – March 23, 2010

Demi-heure pour Haïti : Maintenez la pression pour sauver Yvon Neptune – May 31, 2005

Haiti News Briefs May 2006-October 2007

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Additional Research

RefWorld: Refugee Decision Support, a project of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR)

IACHR: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, gathers human information and writes human reports on many countries

Dossier Choléra: A blog (in French) that gathers information and articles about the progression of cholera in Haiti.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): The OHCHR posts treaty ratifications and reports of independent experts.

The U.S. Department of State: The U.S. Department of State publishes annual country reports on human rights conditions in the different countries around the world, including Haiti.

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada: The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada provides detailed information regarding the human rights conditions in the different countries around the world and also has well-documented responses to questions regarding asylum issues.

Amnesty International: Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting human rights around the world. Detailed accounts of human rights abuses in countries such as Haiti are recounted in their annual reports, press releases, and urgent actions.

Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders is a non-governmental organization committed to assuring freedom of information around the world. Their website documents violations of this freedom.

Human Rights Watch (HRW): HRW is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of human rights around the world. HRW publishes investigative reports, commentaries, press releases, letters and advocates for respect of human rights.

Freedom House: Freedom House is a watchdog organization that independently reports on freedom in countries around the world.

Globalex: This website from NYU Law School provides a detailed guide for researching Haitian law.

The World Law Guide: This website has links to Haiti legislation, including its Constitution and Penal Code.

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Old Press Accounts

2007 Press Accounts

2006 Press Accounts

2005 Press Accounts

2004 Press Accounts

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