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United Nations should Honor Human Rights Day with Amends to Haitian Cholera Victims

December 10, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild is one of the signatories to this letter, sent today to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, urging the United Nations to stop obstructing justice and remedies for...

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IADL to Convene Congress in Brussels April 2014

January 8, 2014

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) a non-governmental organization having consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its...

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Haitian Cholera Victims Sue UN for Gross Negligence

October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013, New York— Attorneys from the human rights groups Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and civil rights law firm Kurzban,...

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International Committee Events at the 2013 NLG Convention

October 7, 2013

This year's NLG Convention is very special - it is the Guild's first International convention, and in a site of resistance and struggle to US colonialism, Puerto...

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Register today! International Committee CLE at the NLG Convention

REGISTER TODAY - International CLE: The Inter-American System: International Options When Justice is Blocked

August 31, 2011

Aristide's Return to Haiti

Lawyers, Law Professors and Law Students Urge U.S. to Respect Human Rights

March 17, 2011

$19 Million Judgment Upheld Against Former Haitian CIA Agent and Death Squad Leader

Toto Constant Liable for Rape, Other Torture, Attempted Killing

December 2, 2009

HAITIAN DEATH SQUAD LEADER’S PLEA THROWN OUT

DECISION TO TOSS PLEA MADE AFTER CJA SUBMITTED EVIDENCE DETAILING EMMANUEL CONSTANT’S RECORD OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

May 24, 2007

Press Release: Former Haitian Colonel To Be Prosecuted

Trial Next Week in Miami for Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

February 16, 2007

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The new Haiti Subcommittee

The International Committee established the new Haiti Subcommittee in February 2006, two years after the coup ousting democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to systematize the work that the Guild and Guild members have been doing to promote justice and sovereignty for the Haitian people, and to expand opportunities for Guild members to participate in Haiti advocacy work. The subcommittee's work will include traditional efforts the Guild has undertaken on behalf of the Haitian people, such as preparing human rights reports, issuing press releases, organizing delegations, convention workshops and panels, and pursuing cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Guild members are currently working on litigation in Haitian, U.S. and international courts, representing political prisoners in Haiti and political refugees in the U.S., preparing human rights documentation, speaking on human rights in Haiti and supporting grassroots organizing on justice issues in Haiti and the U.S.

The Haiti Subcommittee is currently organizing a series of legal delegations to Haiti focusing on such topics as prisoners� rights, women�s right and labor issues. The delegations are an excellent way for Guild members to get involved in work for justice in Haiti and to publicize the current situation on the ground there. Upon return from any of the delegations, participating Guild members will draft a report of their findings, which could be used in conjunction with petitions to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as a way to publicize conditions in Haiti, or as a tool to educate elected representatives.

The Haiti Subcommittee is co-sponsoring a workshop for the 2006 Convention on the use of U.S. "democracy promotion" programs to undermine progressive governments in Latin America. The Subcommittee encourages all interested members to attend the workshop to learn more about how the U.S. used the National Endowment for Democracy and other tools to systematically undermine Haiti�s democratic governments.

For more information on human rights and the rule of law in Haiti, please visit the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti's (IJDH) web site at www.HaitiJustice.org. To read IJDH's Haiti Justice blog, visit www.blog.ijdh.org. 

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