Haitian Civil Society

  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the Hands of the UN

    The following is the introduction to an investigative report conducted by independent researcher Mark Snyder entitled “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse…

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    Fixing Elections: A Beginner’s Guide

    Beginner’s Guide to Fixing Elections. It is not always possible to control the outcome of an election (remember 1990?!). The…

  • Leading Haitian Lawyer highlights rights crisis for earthquake victims

    Leading Haitian Lawyer highlights rights crisis for earthquake victims Mario Joseph, Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer and legal activist,…

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    Sony Esteus and Community Radio in Haiti

    Sony Esteus and Community Radio in Haiti The following article was published by Beverly Bell and can be found on…

  • Fear for Safety of Human Rights Defender: Urgent Action

    Urgent Action: Fear for Safety of Human Rights Defender Urgent action from Amnesty International On 2 April Pierre Espérance, a…

  • Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival

    April 6, 2014 By David Adams, edited by Prudence Crowther. Article courtesy of Reuters. Original can be read here. For decades the…

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    Human Rights Situation Update

    Report on Human Rights Situation in Haiti by Independent Expert Gustavo Gallón, a leading human rights expert, has published a…

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    Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside

    Haiti’s Doctored Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus   By Dan Beeton and Georgianne Nienaber February…

  • Killing Highlights Real Danger for Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

    Killing of Human Rights Organiser and his Wife Highlights Real and Present Danger for Human Rights Defenders in Haiti An…

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    Resistance to Occupation in Haiti: Celebrating 10 Years

    Haiti: Ten Years of Women's Resistance to Occupation & Repression To commemorate International Women's Day and in celebration of 10…

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    Haitian Protesters Demand President Resign

    Written by: Amelie Baron. Source: Reuters (Reuters) – Thousands of Haitians took to the streets on Monday calling for President Michel…

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    Haitian Garment Workers Shortchanged on Pay

    New York Times, October 15, 2013 By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and STEVEN GREENHOUSE MEXICO CITY — Garment factories in Haiti,…

  • Haitian Grassroots Groups Wary of “Attractive” Mining Law

    August 01, 2013   Haiti Grassroots Watch PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As the government works on preparing “an attractive law that…

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    Reconstructing Haiti: Our Comments

    HSG Comments on "Reconstructing Haiti"   HSG Executive Committee members Andy Leak and Mario Gousse took part in an expert…

  • Reconstructing Haiti at the Frontline Club

    HSG’s Mario Gousse and Andy Leak were invited by the Frontline Club to speak at an event entitled “Reconstructing Haiti”.…

  • Tens of thousands of families stuck in Haiti camps – IOM

    April 18, 2013  Anastasia Moloney, AlertNet original article here BOGOTA (AlertNet) - More than three years after Haiti's devastating earthquake,…

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    Haiti’s Constitution Needs Revision

    March 31, 2013  Frandley Julien Op-ed in Miami Harald original article here Twenty-six years after the adoption of its latest…

  • Reflections on the Reconstruction

    March 26, 2013  Ayiti Kale Je/Haiti Grassroots watch For full article with illustrations and links, click here   Haitian and…

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    Submissions: UN Security Council

    Submissions to members of the UN Security Council regarding cholera in Haiti On Monday 18th March, a delegation of HAWG…

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    Haitian farmers call for ‘food sovereignty’

    March 21, 2013  Global Post original article here Hundreds of small farmers have converged on the central Haitian city of…

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    Duvalier Must Face Justice

    March 4, 2013  Bill O'Neill, Miami Herald original article here After 27 years and 21 days, former dictator and President-for-Life…

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    How U.N. Caused Haiti’s Cholera Crisis – and Won’t Be Held Responsible

    February 26,2013  Armin Rosen The Atlantic original article here The organization is functionally above the law -- and victims of…

  • Responsibility for Cholera in Haiti? UN Says No

      February 25, 2013  Kathie Klarreich, Miami Herald original story here Last week's decision by the United Nations to reject…

  • Beaten Haitian Worker Continues Fight for $7-Per-Day Wage

    March 5, 2013  Dan Schneider, In These Times original article hereWhen Haiti's minimum wage rose to 300 Gourds ($7 US)…

  • Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing

    March 1, 2013  Jane Regan, Milot Milfort (IPS) original article here For the first time ever, on Thursday Haiti's former…

  • Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’

    February 6, 2013  Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald original story here There is growing anxiety among human rights groups and victims…

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    EPAs: What do they offer Haiti?

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    Outsourcing sovereignty – Interview with Justin Podur on Haiti’s New Dictatorship

    January 1, 2013  Isabeau Doucet, briarpatch magazine original article here An interview with Justin Podur on Haiti's new dictatorship During…

  • ‘Building Back Better’ Requires Justice and Haitian Participation

    January 11, 2013 South Florida Caribbean News original article here Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Human Rights lawyers in Haiti and the…

  • Hundreds of Thousands Remain Homeless in Haiti Three Years After Earthquake

    January 7, 2003  Bill Quigley and Amber Ramanauskas, TruthOut original article here Despite billions in aid which were supposed to…

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    Letter From Haiti: Life in the Ruins

    January 9, 2013  Amy Wilentz, The Nation original article here Sometimes you can't help but be sickened by the behavior…

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    Campaign Demands End to Forced Camp Evictions

    9 January 2013 STOP FORCED EVICTIONS IN HAITI 10-12 JANUARY Nearly three years after the devastating earthquake that left more…

  • Tumultuous Year Ahead in Haiti

    January 9,2013, Kim Ives, Haïti liberté original article here   Martelly Regime Presents Aristide a Warrant, Duvalier a Diplomatic Passport…

  • Haiti’s Increasingly Hidden Displacement Disaster

    January 7, 2013  Centre for Economic and Policy research original article here Port-au-Prince – In the last thirteen months, the…

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    Three Years on and Still Waiting for Recovery

    January 5, 2012 edition, The Economist original article here Three years after a devastating earthquake, the "Republic of NGOs" has…

  • How Human Rights Can Save Haiti

    JANUARY 01, 2013, Fran Quigley, Counterpunch original article hereJistis ak reparasyon! Justice and reparations!Last month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

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    Further Dual Blow to Claims Haiti is “Open for Business”

    January 3, 2013, Haiti Support Group On January 2, haitian officials were forced to "vehemently protest" at the USA and…

  • Disastrous relief for Haiti

    December 30, 2012, Ian Birrell, The Guardian original article here Three years on from the quake, it's evident reconstruction has…

  • World Bank “Success” Undermines Haitian Democracy

    December 20, 2012, Ayiti Kale Je/Grassroots watch original 3-part article and video here Part 1 Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 20 – A…

  • Rebuilding in Haiti Lags After Billions in Post-Quake Aid

    By Deborah Sontag www.nytimes.com, published: December 23, 2012 Original article here PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A few days after the Jan.…

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    Resources & Mining: Haiti Awards Permits to Companies

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DECEMBER 21, 2012 original article here PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's government announced Friday that it has…

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    Aid and reconstruction in Haiti: A panel discussion to mark the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 5:00pm At University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Panel discussion with:…

  • University of San Francisco Honors Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Mario Joseph

    December 16, 2012, South Florida Caribbean News original article here SAN FRANCISCO – The University of San Francisco (USF) will…

  • Interview: Noam Chomsky on Latin America

    December 13, 2012, Keane Bhatt, NACLA original article here Manufacturing Contempt [Renowned linguist, political analyst and activist Noam Chomsky offered his…

  • Haiti quake survivors face eviction from camps – Oxfam

    December10, 2012Anastasia Moloney/Alertnetoriginal article here BOGOTA (AlertNet) - Tens of thousands of homeless earthquake survivors living in camps sprawled across…

  • Community Radio Reopens after Protests

    December 3, 2012 Milo Milfort / J-Lab and Haiti Grassroots Watch original article here Port-au-Prince, HAITI, 3 December 2012 –…

  • Shame on the UN for cholera epidemic

    December 2, 2012, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent original article here World View: Nepalese blue-beret troops brought the disease to the…

  • Evidence grows that peacekeepers were source of infection

    November 29,2012 by Jonathan Watts, The Guardian Original article here Government to unveil 10-year plan for water and sanitisation as…

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    Paramilitarism in Haiti continues … and is the US (once more) lending a helping hand?

    HSG from Convention Center, Columbus, Georgia, 17-11-2012 To a workshop on “The Roots of Paramilitarism in Haiti,” part of the…

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    Rescuing Haitian rice production – when will there be the political will?

    HSG from Longworth Building, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, 13-11-2012 To Room 1302 of the Longworth House of Representatives Office Building…

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