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Haiti's Fragile Democracy
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of Western New England University School of Law discusses what appears to be the politically motivated charges against former president Jean Bertrand Aristide of Haiti ... The latest chapter in a long series of p (More)
New York Bar Association Urges US to Push UN to Accept Responsibility for Cholera Epidemic in Haiti
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of Western New England School of Law argues that the UN must change its recent course and uphold its international duties to provide a forum for legal redress to the victims of the Cholera outbreak in Haiti ... L (More)
Haiti court orders former president Duvalier to appear at human rights hearing
An appeals court judge in Haiti on Thursday ordered former president Jean-Claude Duvalier [CBC profile; JURIST news archive] to face charges of abusing human rights. Duvalier returned to Haiti in 2011 after 25 years in exile, prompting an investigat (More)
Rights groups urge Haiti to pursue case against Jean-Claude Duvalier
Amnesty International (AI) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) on Wednesday called upon Haiti to ensure that Jean-Claude Duvalier [CBC profile; JURIST news archive] is brought to justice. Duvalier returned to Haiti in 2011 after 25 years (More)
Haiti housing crisis worsening after 2010 earthquake: AI
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday expressed serious concern regarding the inefficacy of the allocation of state and donor resources used for the reconstruction of Haiti after a massive January 2010 earthquake [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news arch (More)
Haiti urged to strengthen rule of law institutions
UN Special Representative for Haiti Mariano Fernandez Amunategui on Wednesday called on Haiti to strengthen its rule of law institutions such as police and electoral council. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted in the report that the country i (More)
Haiti adopts constitutional amendments
The president of Haiti on Tuesday gave final approval for amendments to the Constitution of Haiti that will allow dual-citizens to vote and be appointed to administrative positions. President Michel Joseph Martelly originally opposed the amendment (More)
UN expert urges member states to stop deporting Haiti citizens
Michel Frost, the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, renewed his call on Wednesday to UN member states to cease the deportation of Haitian citizens to Haiti . In his report that was presented to the General Assembly of (More)
US State Department sends experts to Haiti to strengthen Haitian courts
The US Department of State (DOS) on Monday dispatched a team of international law experts to Haiti to assess how to reinforce the Haitian judiciary's power and independence, according to Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille . Conille said that one (More)
Haiti rule of law has made significant progress: UN expert
The implementation of the rule of law in Haiti is making significant progress , UN Independent Expert Michel Forst said Wednesday. Forst focused on improvements such as the establishment of judicial offices, the adoption of the International Covenan (More)