Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Press Advisory: Press Conference to Announce Developments in Accountability of the UN and MINUSTAH for Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak (IJDH).



Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti,, +1-541-263- 0029 (English, French, Creole)

Ira Kurzban, Esq., Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.,, +1-305-992- 3356 (English, Spanish)

Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (in Haiti),, +509-3701-9878 (French, Creole, English)

Maria-Elena Kolovos, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (in Haiti),, +509-4688- 9968 (English)


Monday, November 7, 2011, New York — On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, attorneys from the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A will host press conferences to announce developments in the accountability of the UN and MINUSTAH for Haiti’s cholera outbreak.

What: Press conference, in both New York and Haiti, to announce developments in accountability of the UN and MINUSTAH for Haiti’s cholera outbreak.

When: Tuesday November 8, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Where: United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY.

U.N. accreditation is required to attend; the UN Correspondents Association is not responsible for accreditation. Representatives in New York will be available for interviews in a public location following the press conference. To schedule an interview, please call +1-404-217-1302.

The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Haiti will host a simultaneous conference for Haiti- based press at 10 am on November 8. The Haiti conference will take place at the BAI office at No. 3, 2:ieme Impasse Lavaud in Port-au-Prince.

IJDH and BAI are human rights organizations that fight for the human rights of Haiti’s poor in court, on the streets, and wherever decisions about Haitians’ rights are made. We represent victims of injustice, including earthquake victims, victims of gender-based violence, and the unjustly imprisoned. We have sixteen years of demonstrated success enforcing Haitians’ human rights in Haiti and abroad. For more information, visit


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