August 31, 2014
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 ...[read more]
August 1, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
Amnesty International urged Haiti's government Tuesday to release political prisoners being held indefinitely pending trial. According to the human rights group, about 2,000 people are under prolonged detention, and close to 100 of them could be political prisoners. Amnesty called on... ...[read more]
July 28, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Haitian authorities freed former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune from prison Thursday on a provisional release, though Neptune still faces charges that he calls imaginary. Neptune has been detained for two years since former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in 2004 on accusations... ...[read more]
June 26, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, says that although the return to Haiti of ousted former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is legally and constitutionally permissible, a double standard in the international community ...[read more]
April 11, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Haiti's interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue has asked the country's High Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes to conduct an investigation into the finances of all government officials and aides to address allegations of corruption and mismanagement. The audit will cover the two... ...[read more]
April 7, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
The UN human rights chief in Haiti has accused the interim government of imprisoning 4,000 people preventively for months or years without facing charges or trials. According to Thierry Fagart, the human rights field officer in Haiti, many of the prisoners were arrested for political r... ...[read more]
February 22, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
New Haitian president Rene Preval said Wednesday that ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a legal right to re-enter the country. In his first news conference since his victory in the February 2 election, President Preval invoked Article 41 of the Haitian Constitution: No person of Ha... ...[read more]
February 14, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Haitian presidential candidate Rene Preval, currently leading in the official count from the February 7 election with 48.76 percent of the votes, said Tuesday that the poll was plagued by gross errors and probably gigantic fraud. Preval, a former president and close ally of former pres... ...[read more]
February 13, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Members of the UN Stabilization Force in Haiti have fired on Haitians protesting election results, killing at least one protester and injuring four. Demonstrators supporting presidential candidate Rene Preval erected flaming roadblocks on Monday, demanding that the candidate be declared the ...[read more]
February 10, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Initial results from the February 7 presidential election in Haiti indicate that Rene Preval, a former president and ally of ousted leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has won with over 60 percent of the vote. If the current results are certified the simple majority of votes for Preval will circumvent ...[read more]

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