January 14, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday expressed serious concern regarding the inefficacy of the allocation of state and donor resources used for the reconstruction of Haiti after a massive January 2010 earthquake displaced more than 2.3 million people. AI estimates that approximately 350,000 ...[read more]
February 4, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 4, 2010, Haitian authorities charged ten US citizens with kidnapping 33 Hatian children. In January 2010, they were arrested while attempting to transport the children across the Haitian border into the Dominican Republic. The Americans were associated with the Idaho-based group, New ...[read more]
January 20, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Haitian Judge Ezekiel Vaval convicted eight police officers on Thursday for their participation in the shooting and killing of at least 10 prisoners after the January 2010 earthquake. The judge also found that six other police officers were innocent. One of the convicted officers fled the country ...[read more]
October 24, 2011
by Megan McKee
Maria Fechter, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the final article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the need to provide regulations that ...[read more]
July 7, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang spoke Tuesday on the importance of Haiti improving its human rights record, including trying ex-president Jean-Claude Duvalier. Stressing the importance of rebuilding after Haiti's recent earthquake, Kang said reform must create a ...[read more]
June 5, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
US President Barack Obama has been urged to stop deportations to Haiti on humanitarian grounds. More than 3,000 Americans signed a letter sent to the president on Thursday, claiming that deportees are immediately imprisoned upon return to Haiti and can suffer illness-related deaths as a result of ...[read more]
January 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier from exile in France on Sunday, stating that he had come to offer assistance to help the country recover from last year's earthquake. On Monday, Amnesty International (AI) called for Haitian authorities to prosecute Duvalier for human rights ...[read more]
January 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, rendering the national legal system and government largely non-operational. The earthquake was estimated to have resulted in the death of 230,000 people, in the injury of 300,000 people and in the ...[read more]
January 9, 2011
by Adrienne Lester
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... " ...[read more]
October 22, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Haitian prison officers are alleged to have killed 12 detainees "deliberately and without justification," using "inappropriate, abusive and disproportionate force" during a January 19 prison uprising, according to an independent commission, the New York Times reported Thursday. The Times obtained ...[read more]

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