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12 Mar 2014 description

Contact: Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., IJDH Director, brian@ijdh.org, +1-617-652-0876 (English, French, Kreyol)

Advocates regret missed opportunity to stand up for justice

09 Oct 2013 description

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.

07 Dec 2011 description

Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (in Haiti), mario@ijdh.org, +509-3701-9878 (French, Creole, English)
Maria-Elena Kolovos, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (in Haiti), mariaelena@ijdh.org, +509-4688-9968 (English)

For Human Rights Day 2011, cholera victims urge respect for Haitians’ human rights

10 Nov 2011 description


Brian Con­can­non, Jr., Esq., Insti­tute for Jus­tice & Democ­racy in Haiti, brian@ijdh.org, +1–541-263‑0029, (anglais, français, créole)

Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux, (en Haïti), mario@ijdh.org, +509‑3701-9878, (créole, français, anglais)

Ira Kurzban, Esq., Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger Tet­zeli & Pratt P.A., ira@kkwtlaw.com, +1–305-992‑3356 (anglais, espagnol)

08 Nov 2011 description

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

03 Oct 2011 description

Brian Concannon Jr., Esq., Director, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Brian@ijdh.org, (541) 263-0029 (U.S.)

Nicole Phillips, Esq., IJDH Staff Attorney, Institue for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Nicole@ijdh.org, (510) 715-2855

18 Aug 2011 description

(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.

16 Jun 2011 description

Amid Warning Signs in New Presidency, Rights Groups Intensify Efforts to Enforce Government Compliance, Protect Victims with New Request

01 Jun 2011 description


Mario Joseph, Av., Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, mario@ijdh.org, +509-3701-9879/ +509-3554-4284 (in Port-au-Prince) (French)

Jeena Shah, Esq., Legal Fellow, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, jeena@ijdh.org, +509-3610-2781 (in Port-au-Prince) (English)

07 Feb 2011 description


Brian Concannon Jr., Esq., Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

Brian@ijdh.org, 541 263 0029 (U.S. cell), +509 3419 0888 (Port au Prince)

Nicole Phillips, Esq., Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

Nicole@ijdh.org, 510 715 2855 (U.S.

10 Jan 2011 description


Regine Theodat, Esq., regine.theodat@gmail.com, +509 3 885-7413 (Port au Prince, Haiti)

Thomas Griffin, Esq., griffin@msgimmigration.com, (215) 925-4435 (Philadelphia, PA)

Nicole Phillips, Esq., nicole@ijdh.org, +509 3 419-0888 (Port au Prince, Haiti)

Brian Concannon, Esq., brian@ijdh.org, (617) 652-0876 (Boston, MA)

One year after the earthquake - Haitians still living in crisis

Human rights …

10 Jan 2011 description


Stephanie K=FCng, MADRE (212) 627-0444, skung@madre.org;

Annie Gell, BAI Port-au-Prince, Haiti +509-3610-2882, annie@ijdh.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: …

04 Jan 2011 description


Stephanie Küng, MADRE (212) 627-0444, skung@madre.org;

Jen Nessel, Center for Constitutional Rights, (212) 614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org;

Annie Gell, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Port-au-Prince, Haiti +(509) 3610-2882, annie@ijdh.org;

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 …

22 Nov 2010 description

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.

20 Sep 2010 description

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 …

27 Jul 2010 description

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.

30 Jun 2010 description

June 30, 2010

I. Introduction

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.