The Assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Jovenel Moïse was a violent and corrupt tyrant. While his passing may not elicit much sympathy, the Haitian president’s assassination should not be celebrated. Backed by Washington and Ottawa, Moïse appears to have been killed by elements within his own violent PHTK political party. The well-organized operation was probably bankrolled by one of the country’s … Continue reading The Assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Haiti: Unions Call Protests for February 1st

Since Monday, protests have increased when people hit the streets against a referendum promoted by Moise, who seeks to extend his mandate until 2022.  According to the opposition, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise ordered security forces to mobilize ahead of protests on February 7, when his mandate expires. Since Monday, protests have only increased when people hit … Continue reading Haiti: Unions Call Protests for February 1st

Press Briefing on Haiti – Office Of The High Commissioner on Human Rights [UNHCR]|

The human rights violations by Haitian law enforcement officials and the human rights abuses by gang members during the social unrest of 2018-2019, are documented in a report by the Human Rights Service of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti and the UN Human Rights Office. The report shows a pattern of human rights violations and abuses followed by near lack of accountability. In addition, it documents violations to the rights of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. The report also documents the impacts of the demonstrations and barricades erected, especially in 2019, on the daily lives of the Haitian people. More specifically, it addresses the restrictions on their liberty of movement, their access to health care, including sexual and reproductive health, their access to education, and their right to food. It also highlights the impact of barricades in the prison population.