Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

IACHR Public Hearing on Impunity for Human Rights Violations and Lack of Judicial Independence in Haiti

Civil Society and Government of Haiti discuss impunity and lack of judicial independence in Haiti before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.  On Human Rights Day, December 10, 2020, BAI and IJDH, along with two experienced Haitian legal practitioners, presented evidence to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the subject of impunity for human rights violations and judicial dysfunction in Haiti. The Commission had called this public hearing in response to the BAI and IJDH’s Request (EN/FR); Haiti’s ambassador to the United States and to the Organization of American States (OAS) likewise participated. Written Submissions of IJDH and BAI List of Participants Report on Proceedings Video of Proceedings (in original Spanish, French, and English) MEDIA AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS La CIDH s’intéresse à l’accès à la justice et l’indépendance judiciaire en Haïti, Patrick Saint-Pré, Le Nouvelliste, 10, 2020 On […]

Can’t Miss This! Join Us in Boston for an Engaging Panel on the UN & Its Cholera Epidemic on Tuesday!

The United Nations and Cholera in Haiti: Guilty but Not Responsible Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00pm-12:50pm 1585 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge | Harvard University| Wasserstein Hall | Room 2009 Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus will discuss his book, followed by a discussion with panelists, Elizabeth Campa, Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante and IJDH’s Brian Concannon. Liana Rosenkrantz Woskie, Assistant Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute’s Strategic Initiative on Quality will moderate. All are welcome to participate and learn more about the political, cultural, medical, and legal questions that have emerged in the years since the initial outbreak of cholera in 2010. Your questions will be most welcome!

BAI Holds Day of Reflection on #HumanRightsDay

English Translation Here 10 Décembre 2018 : le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux et alliés, organiseront une Journée de réflexion sur la situation des Droits Humains en Haïti Pour marquer la journée mondiale consacrée aux réflexions sur la situation des droits humains dans le monde, près d’une dizaine d’organisations de la Société Civile d’en bas vont analyser ce lundi 10 décembre 2018, à partir de 9h AM au local du Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), sis au #3, 2eme rue Lavaud, Lalue, l’indifférence de l’administration MOISE-CEANT face aux différents actes de violation massive des droits humains, perpétrés systématiquement contre des personnes habitant les quartiers populaires ou issues de catégories sociales modestes. En effet, le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), dans sa mission première de défendre les droits des plus démunis, les droits inaliénables, imprescriptibles et inhérents à la personne humaine, en […]

Let’s Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with the Haitian Community in Rhode Island on May 18

Join the Haitian community in Rhode Island on May 18that the State House to celebrate Haitian Flag Day as part of the celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. Headlining the event are guest speakers Brian Concannon, the Executive Director of Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and Haitian artist and media personality Charlot Lucien. The speakers will discuss Haiti’s undisputable contribution to global freedom and democracy, including the United States; the fight against President Trump’s disastrous immigration policy that threatens the lives of thousands of Haitians who have been residing in the U.S. for the past eight years or so. When: May 18th at 5:00 PM, Where: Governors Room I, State House, 82 Smith St. Providence, RI.

Join Haitian Community in Boston to Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month

In 1998, the Haitian community in Boston celebrated their Haitian heritage and became the first Haitian diaspora community in the United States to hold such ceremony in memory of their ancestors.  Today, Haitians across the U.S. honor their ancestors and celebrate Haiti’s contribution to the global freedom and democracy throughout May. According to Wikipedia, “Haitian Heritage Month was first celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1998. Tele Kreyol, one of the Boston Haitian Access Television programs, celebrated the whole month of May with a series of programs on Haitian history, culture, and contributions to the world. The month-long celebration has continued with such activities as parades, flag raisings, and exhibits organized by Haitian-AmericansUnited, Inc. (H.A.U.) in collaboration with several Haitian organizations in the New England area.

Join IJDH’s Sandra Wisner as she Discusses the UN Peacekeeping Mission’s Legacy in Haiti with Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Willis at Harvard Medical School

On Tuesday, April 3 rd 2018 Harvard Medical School will screen “It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti.” The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by the film’s producers Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Willis as well as human rights attorney Sandra Wisner, Dr. Louise Ivers and Nadia Raymondto discuss human rights abuses committed by United Nations peacekeepers against people of Cité Soleil from 2005-2007 as well as the work of Haitian and international human rights organizations in holding the UN accountable for its role in Haiti’s cholera epidemic that has so far killed 10,000 Haitians and sickened nearly a million more. See flyer below for more details. Get directions HERE.

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