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Understanding the turmoil in Haiti
Haiti has experienced many protests this year. The protests have primarily focused on a myriad of economic concerns and were initially sparked by a fuel crisis within the country. The underlying impetus of these protests, however, are allegations tha (More)
NAACP sues DHS for ending protected status for Haitians
The NAACP filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] Wednesday against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), former acting secretary Elaine Costanzo Duke and current secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after the Trump administration revoked the Tem (More)
DHS to end protected status for El Salvador immigrants
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday, announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established this designation for over 200,000 Salvadorans aft (More)
UN Security Council votes to end Haiti peacekeeping operation
The UN Security Council voted Thursday to end a 13-year-long peacekeeping operation in Haiti. The council will slowly downgrade the UN's presence in Haiti to a small policing force over the next six months. Following the recommendations of Secret (More)
The Failure of Illicit Asset Recovery: A Haitian Case Study
JURIST Guest Columnist Rogendy Toussaint of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016, is the twelfth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Toussaint discusses whether the di (More)
UN SG expresses concern over delayed Haiti election
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed concern over the delay of Haiti's presidential election and urged political actors to reject all forms of violence. The election, which was to be held on Sunday, was postponed on Friday due to (More)
UN rights expert: bold action needed to end homelessness
Governments must commit themselves to further action to globally improve housing conditions and urban development, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing Leilani Farha said Thursday. Farha made the statement as she was discussing her latest (More)
Haiti holds first parliamentary election in 4 years
Despite widespread irregularity and violence, Haiti on Sunday held its first parliamentary election in four years. Haiti's parliament dissolved in January following canceled elections in 2011 and 2014. Around 50 of 1,500 voting centers were affecte (More)
UN rights experts welcome Netherlands move to aid homeless migrants
A group of UN human rights experts on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the government of the Netherlands to offer aid to municipalities that provide emergency shelter to homeless migrants. The UN experts described the decision as a welcome change f (More)
Amnesty: Thousands remain homeless in Haiti five years after earthquake
Tens of thousands of people who lost everything in the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti are still homeless as a result of government policy failures, forced evictions and failed short-term relief solutions, Amnesty International (AI) reported [ (More)
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