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Academic Commentary
31 Aug 2014
by Lauren Carasik of Western New England University School of Law
edited by Maria Coladonato

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 preliminary legal actions against Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has generated a … [read more]

Academic Commentary
10 May 2014
by Lauren Carasik of Western New England School of Law
edited by Brent Nesbitt

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 ... Last month, the venerable New York City … [read more]

Legal News
9 Oct 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) [advocacy website] on Wednesday filed a complaint [press release] against the UN [official website] for compensation of Haiti's cholera victims and their families. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official … [read more]

Legal News
8 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] 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 [BBC backgrounder]. In his report [text, PDF] that was presented to the General Assembly of the UN … [read more]

Professional Commentary
23 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Maria-Elena Kolovos and Beatrice Lindstrom of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux say that for the Haitian cholera victims to be properly compensated for their injuries, the UN must respect its own rules and take accountability for its malfeasance instead of attributing the epidemic to "a confluence of … [read more]

Legal News
9 Dec 2011
by John Paul Putney

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights [official mandate], James Anaya [academic profile], on Thursday urged Argentina to strengthen protection of human rights, rights to education and land ownership for indigenous groups as well as to establish sorely needed dialogue with government. His comments came after an 11-day visit to … [read more]

Legal News
8 Nov 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) [advocacy website] announced Tuesday that more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims are seeking damages [press release] from the UN and the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) [official website] for its role in the introduction of the cholera virus into … [read more]

Legal News
5 Jun 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] has been urged to stop deportations to Haiti on humanitarian grounds. More than 3,000 Americans signed a letter [text, PDF] sent to the president on Thursday, claiming that deportees are immediately imprisoned upon return to Haiti and can suffer illness-related deaths as a … [read more]

Academic Commentary
9 Jan 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Amanda M. Klasing, of Human Rights Watch says that following the first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, the international community and government of Haiti should allow Haitians to participate more in decision-making and increase accountability mechanisms... "What will happen to us?" Guylaine asks me, with … [read more]

Professional Commentary
14 May 2008

Awzar Thi [member, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong]: "May 10 was supposed to be a big day for Burma's military, the day that it legitimated itself through the ballot box. On that day, millions of eligible voters were supposed to come and freely express their approval of a constitution … [read more]

Legal News
19 Sep 2007
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Argentina [official website] has ordered [PDF text, in Spanish] the government to provide the indigenous people of the Chaco region with basic necessities while it investigates claims that their land has been illegally sold to commercial farmers. The amparo action, brought by the office of … [read more]

Legal News
27 Mar 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Thursday's Iraq humanitarian situation report is now available from the UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. Highlights:The security situation at the dividing lines between the centre/south and three northern governorates is unstable because of ongoing air attacks and reports of sporadic shelling. Elsewhere in the north the … [read more]

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