• Press Release: Former Haitian Colonel To Be Prosecuted

    Trial Next Week in Miami for Torture, Extrajudicial Killings For Immediate Release Contact: Moira Feeney, Esq., mfeeney@cja.org, (415) 544-0444 x302 Pamela Merchant, Executive Director, pmerchant@cja.org,(415)544-0444 x307 Susan M. Bass, Marketing Communications Manager for Holland & Knight, LLP, susan.bass@hklaw.com, (813) 769-4326 What: The trial against former Haitian Colonel Carl Dorélien for torture and extrajudicial killing is […]

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  • IADL Resolution on Haiti

    Adopted at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Bureau Meeting in Cochin, India December 19 and 20, 2006 Considering the political events that transpired in Haiti in the course of the year 2003, which led to the violent death of numerous Haitian citizens, particularly among the members and supporters of the Fanmi Lavalas political party; […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Calls on Haiti’s Elected Government to Release Political Prisoners Remaining From the Latortue Dictatorship

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Haiti’s Constitutional Government, especially President René Préval and Minister of Justice René Magloire, to immediately release all of the political prisoners remaining from the unconstitutional regime of Prime Minister Gérard Latortue (2004-2006). Almost all of the political prisoners were arrested illegally, all have been in jail without trial longer […]

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  • Haitian Death Squad Leader Ordered to Pay $19 Million to Torture Survivors

    Moira Feeney, Center for Justice and Accountability Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, the former leader of Haiti’s notorious death squad known as FRAPH, has been ordered to pay $19 damages to three women who survived rape, other torture, and attempted killing committed by paramilitary forces under his command. The case marks the first time that anyone has […]

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  • Resolution on the Misuse of U.S. Government “Democracy Promotion” Initiatives Undermining Progressive Governments and Movements in the Americas

    The following resolution was approved unanimously at the National Lawyers Guild convention in Austin, TX, on October 22, 2006. Text of the Resolution Resolution on the Misuse of U.S. Government “Democracy Promotion” Initiatives to Undermine Progressive Governments and Movements in the Americas (approved unanimously on October 22, 2006) WHEREAS, the United States government, through the […]

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  • Legal Delegation Visits Haiti

    Ravi Reddy On March 6th, four law students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law traveled to Haiti on behalf of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and the Pittsburgh National Lawyer’s Guild Chapter to conduct research on the independence of the judiciary in Haiti. They published a report, The Independence of […]

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  • Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste Has Been Released

    by BRIAN CONCANNON JR. We have great news: Political prisoner Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste, “Fr. Gerry” is right now on a plane in the air from Port-au-Prince to Miami. A cancer center in Florida has agreed to treat his leukemia, so he will get immediate attention for the cancer, as well as for the pneumonia he […]

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