Contact: Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., IJDH Director, email@example.com, +1-617-652-0876 (English, French, Kreyol)
Advocates regret missed opportunity to stand up for justice
October 9, 2013, New York— Attorneys from the human rights groups Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and civil rights law firm Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzelli & Pratt (KKWT), announced today the filing of a class action lawsuit against the United Nations (UN) on behalf of victims of the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti.
Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (in Haiti), firstname.lastname@example.org, +509-3701-9878 (French, Creole, English)
Maria-Elena Kolovos, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (in Haiti), email@example.com, +509-4688-9968 (English)
For Human Rights Day 2011, cholera victims urge respect for Haitians’ human rights
Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1–541-263‑0029, (anglais, français, créole)
Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (en Haïti), email@example.com, +509‑3701-9878, (créole, français, anglais)
Ira Kurzban, Esq., Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A., firstname.lastname@example.org, +1–305-992‑3356 (anglais, espagnol)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, New York, Port-au-Prince — On Thursday, November 3, 2011, over 5,000 Haitians, all victims of cholera or relatives of victims, submitted claims to the United Nations (UN) and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), for damages from MINUSTAH’s October 2010 introduction of cholera into Haiti. The cholera epidemic has killed over 6,600 Haitians and sickened over 475,000 to date. The epidemic is ongoing.
Attorneys deliver claims requesting compensation and constructive action for the UN’s introduction of cholera to Haiti
(Port-au-Prince, August 18, 2011)— On the eve of the hundredth day of President Michel Martelly’s presidency, a survey conducted in six displacement camps scheduled to close under his 100-day plan shows that the government’s closure of camps so far has resulted in unlawful, violent evictions of displaced communities in direct contrast to the durable solutions touted under the plan.
Haitian Government Uses Economic Coercion to Illegally Evict Families Displaced by the Earthquake
Amid Warning Signs in New Presidency, Rights Groups Intensify Efforts to Enforce Government Compliance, Protect Victims with New Request
Regine Theodat, Esq., email@example.com, +509 3 885-7413 (Port au Prince, Haiti)
Thomas Griffin, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org, (215) 925-4435 (Philadelphia, PA)
Nicole Phillips, Esq., email@example.com, +509 3 419-0888 (Port au Prince, Haiti)
Brian Concannon, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 652-0876 (Boston, MA)
One year after the earthquake - Haitians still living in crisis
Human rights …
Stephanie K=FCng, MADRE (212) 627-0444, email@example.com;
Annie Gell, BAI Port-au-Prince, Haiti +509-3610-2882, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Report on Sexual Violence in Haiti One Year After the Earthquake
January 10, 2011-New York, NY- Today, MADRE, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the IWHR Clinic of CUNY School of Law released a report on sexual violence in Haiti one year after the earthquake, entitled Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: …
Stephanie Küng, MADRE (212) 627-0444, email@example.com;
Jen Nessel, Center for Constitutional Rights, (212) 614-6449, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Annie Gell, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Port-au-Prince, Haiti +(509) 3610-2882, email@example.com;
Brian Concannon, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, (617)-652-0876
January 4, 2011, New York, NY - Issuing unprecedented recommendations to the Haitian government, the Inter-American Commission on …
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 23, 2010 - The actions of an illegitimate electoral council supported by international actors have set Haiti on course for undemocratic elections which may lead to widespread social unrest, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) said in a report released today.
The eleven-page report, Haiti's November 28 Elections: Trying to Legitimize the Illegitimate, was written as a follow-up to IJDH's June report which called on the international community to pressure the Haitian Government to hold free and fair elections.
Human rights investigation finds desperate conditions in Haiti's tent cities
September 20, 2010; Boston, MA - Eight months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, more than 1.3 million Haitians continue to live in makeshift tent camps without adequate shelter, food or sanitation, according to a report released today by the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). The report, titled "We Have Been Forgotten": Conditions in Haiti's Displacement Camps Eight Months After the …
July 27, 2010; Port-au-Prince, Haiti - More than six months after Port-au-Prince was leveled by the January 12 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of displaced women and girls live in fear of rape in tent cities that lack lighting, privacy and security.
June 30, 2010
On June 28, 2010, Haitian President Renée Préval announced Parliamentary and Presidential elections for November 28, 2010, and issued a decree mandating that the country's ninemember Provisional Electoral Council plan for the elections. These upcoming elections will provide the political foundation for effective use of earthquake response funds and the development of a stable society that will be less vulnerable to future natural disasters.