Crime, Drugs & Security

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Journalists Attacked by World Vision Worker

    March 21, 2013  Grassroots Watch/Kale Je original article here Two Haitian journalists were attacked by a man working for the…

  • Haiti Moves to Tighten Laws on Sexual Violence

    March 7, 2013  Ansel Herz, Inter Press Service original article here   Haiti is poised to enact major reforms to…

  • Haitian Reporters Accuse President’s Security of Attack

    February 20, 2013  Sam Naik, Journalism in the Americas original article here Two Haitian journalists said they were repeatedly beaten…

  • Uprising in Jérémie

    December 5,2012 Isabelle L Papillon, Haïti Libèrté Violent protests shook the southwestern city of Jérémie for four consecutive days from…

  • Haiti Veterans in Hiding Renew Vow to Remobilize

    November 25, 2012 TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press original article here MARIANI, Haiti — The leaders of a small group of…

  • Paramilitaries, Cronyism and Corruption – Popular Democracy Under Attack

    November 15, 2012 by BEN TERRALL Counterpunch, original article here Haitian President Michel Martelly has managed to inspire popular opposition…

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    Human Security in Danger

    November 12, 2012 FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) Report original piece here FIDH and its member organisations in Haiti,…

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    Exploding Myths: Arrest of Brandt for Kidnapping

    October 31, 2012 Kim Ives, Haïti Libèrté (original article here) Police Chief Orélus seeks to remove "bad seeds" on force…

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    Security Council extends MINUSTAH Mandate

    13 October 2012, AHP, Port-au-Prince Original article (in French) here Last Friday (12 October), the UN Security Coucil extended the mandate…

  • Petition in support of human rights activists under attack in Haiti

    Haiti Support Group launches petition in support of human rights activists under attack in Haiti Sign the petition here: change.org…

  • Ansel Herz Reply to Call for UN troops to Remain in Haiti

    On 20 September, Mark Schneider, President of the International Crisis Group (ICG) used an op-ed piece in the Christian Science…

  • Paramilitarism in Haiti – Book Launch

    Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti Tuesday, September 25th. 5:00pm-7:30pm ICC McGhee Library Georgetown University In this path-breaking…

  • Throwing Activists Into Crowded Jails: How Haiti’s Government is Silencing the Opposition

    17 September 2012, by Fran Quigley and Meena Jagannath, Alternet Two weeks ago, a weary looking yet jubilant David Oxygène stepped…

  • Ban Ki-moon Recommends Renewal of MINUSTAH Mandate

    Photo: Andy Taylor  Sept. 9, 2012, Haiti Libre  In the Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission for…

  • Brazil pledges to help Haiti build new army

    Xinhua New Service, July 27, 2012 Brazil will help Haiti form a defense force that can eventually take over from…

  • UN Legacy In Haiti: Sex Scandals And Cholera

      Photo: Nepalese peacekeepers, 5 scientific reports prove, introduced Cholera to Haiti, killing more than 7,000 - © Patrik Olsson By…

  • Former Soldiers Demand Army Reinstatement

    By Michael Norby and Brian Fitzpatrick, Guardian (UK), Tuesday 1 May 2012 Up to 3,000 rogue soldiers challenge authority of…

  • Haitian President Urged to Control Ex-Soldiers

    REUTERS, 01/04 01:20 CET By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A Haitian government panel has urged the president to…

  • Fighting Fire in Haiti

    Photo: Camp Lycèe Toussaint after an arson attack on March 12 - © Mark Synder. By Alexis Erkert, 28 March 2012…

  • La Population appelée à la Vigilance Contre Remobilisation d’Anciens Militaires

    P-au-P, 20 mars 2012 --- Le collectif de mobilisation pour un dédommagement en faveur des victimes du choléra invite…

  • Five Family Members Murdered in Port-au-Prince

    By CHAN News Service, March 15, 2012 Five family members of Réginald Antoine were murdered on the morning of Tuesday,…

  • Les autorités satisfaites : Un mort et 130 blessés aux Cayes

    Le Président Michel Martelly, qui a fait la fête dans la troisième ville du pays où le grand absent était…

  • Lettre ouverte des mouvements sociaux aux membres du Conseil de Sécurité

    Lettre ouverte de 13 organisations et institutions adressée au Conseil de Sécurité jeudi 16 février 2012  Document transmis à AlterPresse…

  • Haïti-Sécurité publique : Manœuvres armées inquiétantes d’anciens militaires

    vendredi 10 février 2012 « Ils n’agissent pas sous la bénédiction du gouvernement », affirme le ministre de la défense nationale P-au-P,…

  • Search for Sanctuary from Sexual Violence

    Photo: members of women's self-help group KOFAVIV - © H. Hook/HSG Angela Robson, guardian.co.uk, Monday 21 November 2011 01.00 GMT It…

  • Study Suggests Homicides Dropping in Haiti Capital

    Photo: Haitian police making arrests - © UN TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti November 17, 2011 (AP) Haiti's capital has…

  • Ghost of Bloody Past Set for Revival

    PORT-AU-PRINCE/MIAMI (Reuters) - No one disputes that Haiti needs battalions of builders, developers and investors to help it rise from…

  • Police Academy Remains Unbuilt

    Photo: PNH - © MINUSTAH Three years, $18M later Haiti's police academy remains unbuilt Postmedia News  - By Lee Berthiaume…

  • Britain wants to scale down MINUSTAH into a UNPOL mission

    Photo: MINUSTAH armoured vehicles - © HSG/Joris Willems Excerpt from Turtle Bay: British officials maintain that their concern is not limited…

  • Des organisations des droits humains exhortent la présidence

    P-au-P, 30 sept. 2011 --- La Plateforme des Organisations Haïtiennes de Défense des Droits Humains (POHDH) estime inquiétante la…

  • Army Revival Planned for Haiti

    Isabeau Doucet  Special to the Star PORT-AU-PRINCE — Charismatic pop star-turned-president Michel Martelly took over Haiti on Saturday,…

  • Worrying Increase in Intimidation of Journalists

    Photo: © Joris Willems The following four recent reports/declarations refer to a disconcerting increase in election violence and journalistic intimidation…

  • Protests Erupt as Haiti Election goes to Run-Off

    Photo: Haiti election protests 8 December - © digital.democracy Reuters, By Joseph Guyler Delva and Allyn Gaestel, December 8, 2010…

  • Haitian organisations denounce US occupying forces

    Haitian organisations denounce US occupying forces – Haiti Support Group press release, 18 May 2004 As Haiti celebrates Flag Day,…

  • Politicisation of the Haitian National Police

    Politicisation of the Haitian National Police. Open letter to the Superior Council of the Haitian National Police (CSPN) by the…

  • Two Questioned in Connection with Jean Dominique Killing

    Two Questioned in Connection with Jean Dominique Killing Jean Dominique case – one step closer to justice – 29 November…

  • Return of the FRAPH/FADH documents

    The campaign for the return of the FRAPH/FADH documents by Brian Concannon Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The people…

  • Haiti Support Group Deplores Intimidation of Radio Journalist

    Valéry Numa, permission sought 21 January 2009 The British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group, joins the Haitian media rights…

  • Media Rights Advocate Under Threat

    7 November 2007 The British solidarity organization, the Haiti Support Group, is extremely concerned about the death threats and possible…

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    KOFAVIV: Declaration of the Commission of Women Victims for Victims

    1 September, 2006Port-au-Prince Declaration of the Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV) The Commission of Women Victims for Victims…

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    Haitian Women’s Solidarity (SOFA) reports on sexual violence in 2006

    4 August 2006 More than 330 women and girls between the ages of 6 and 67 in four of the…

  • New Media Association Denounces Journalist Attacks

    New Media Association Denounces Journalist Attacks 4 October 2005 COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE, ASSOCIATION DES MEDIAS INDEPENDANTS D’HAITI – AMIH The…

  • Increased Violence Cripples Country’s Backbone

    9 March 2005 Macollvie Jean-François, The Haitian Times PORT-AU-PRINCE - About a year ago, during the chaos surrounding President Jean-Bertrand…

  • Justice for Rape Victims

    8 March 2005Commission of Women Victims for Victims - International Women's Day, Port-au-Prince, Haiti The Commission of Women Victims for…

  • Women Denouncing Alarming Increase in Rape Cases

    28 January 2005(AHP) A group of women raised its voice this Friday to denounce the serial rapes perpetrated these last…

  • Prison massacre – urgent action

    Prison massacre – urgent action. UA 339/04 – Fear for safety/unlawful killings: Prisoners at National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince Amnesty International…

  • Alarming Increases in Rape

    25 November 2004*Haiti Support Group press release The Haiti Support Group is extremely concerned about the reported increase in the…

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