What the World Owes Haiti Now

In an opinion piece in Just Security, Mario Joseph of the BAI and Beatrice Lindstrom of Harvard Law School and IJDH explain what’s next with Haiti’s restitution claim against France following the New York Times’ exposé on Haiti’s “independence debt” and history of French and US intervention. “But unjust foreign intervention in Haiti did not stop in 1823 – it continues today,” they write. “For Haiti to ever see justice for the past and peace into the future, countries like the United States and France must start by changing how it treats Haiti today.”

Read the full piece here. Read the Kreyòl translation here.