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10 Haitian women filed lawsuit against UN and peacekeepers for child support

Posted by Reuters on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Justice 
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Lawyers representing 10 Haitian women who claimed to have had children with United Nations peacekeepers filed the first legal actions in Haiti against the UN and individual peace officers for child support and paternity claim.

The lawsuits filed by the Haiti-based Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) human rights group are part of a legal battle by Haitian women to force peacekeepers, who according to them are parents of their children, to contribute the growth of children.

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Haitian National Police recommends dismissal of officers involved in raid that left many dead in Martissant

Posted by Alterpresse on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Justice 
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The General Inspectorate of the National Police of Haiti recommends to the justice and the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (Dcpj) the dismissal of the police officers, whose guilt is proven in the crimes perpetrated during the operation in Gran Ravin on the heights of Martissant (southeastern periphery of the capital), Monday, November 13, 2017.

Two Police officers killed and four wounded during raid in impoverished neighborhood in Port-au-Prince

Among the recommendations is the dism...

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Arrest warrant issued against former Haitian Minister of Justice, in what appears to be a political retaliation

Posted by on Thursday, November 16, 2017, In : Justice 
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An arrest warrant was issued against former Minister of Justice Camille Edouard
Junior, in what seems to be more of a political retaliation than actual crimes committed by the former official.

Government Commissioner at the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince Clamé Ocnam Daméus, has issued the warrant against the former Minister of Justice for alleged "misappropriation of public property and attempted diversion of public property intended for the food of prisoners, threat of death with ...

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Mass protest throughout Haiti to greet arrival of U.N Security Council and to reject new UN mission MINUSJUSTH

Posted by on Saturday, June 24, 2017, In : Justice 
The UN does not have the sympathies of Haitians.

The arrival of the United Nations Security Council in Haiti on Thursday to discuss the transition of the current UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) into the Mission for Support to Justice (MINUSJUSTH) has sparked a series of mass protests throughout the country.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the United Nations headquarters in downtown Port-au-Prince, as President Jovenel Moise met with the delegation of the Security Council.

The presence of United Nations troops in Haiti si...

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The Trump administration will not contribute to U.N fund to compensate Haiti's cholera victims

Posted by on Thursday, June 1, 2017, In : Justice 
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The Trump administration will reject a recent United Nations appeal to contribute millions of dollars to a fund established last year to provide relief to victims of a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 10.000 Haitians and sickened over 800.000 more, according to U.S. and U.N. officials.

This decision will be the latest blow to U.N. efforts to raise $400 million dollars from member states to compensate the Haitian victims of cholera and help Haiti build its potable water infrastructure...

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Haiti mayor under investigation in connection with murder of Police officer

Posted by on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, In : Justice 
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Dominique St. Roc, the Mayor of Haiti's most affluent city, Petionville, is the subject of legal proceedings in connection with the investigation into the murder of a young police officer.

The procedure was set in motion just three days after a young, recently graduated Police officer was killed in his home in Petionville by a group of men wielding machetes.The murder of the officer caused great excitement and anger of many residents of Juvénat, a district in Petionville, who initiated a citi...

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Haitian government strongly condemns "unacceptable" death of teenager during aid distribution

Posted by on Friday, November 4, 2016, In : Justice 
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Minister of Home Affairs of Haiti, Francois Anick Joseph, strongly condemned the death of a teenager during a distribution of food last Tuesday in the southwest city of Les Cayes, one of the areas hardest hit by hurricane Matthew, the 4th of last October.

"These actions are unacceptable, we can not worsen the situation of the victims as well, we must do everything possible to give justice to the family of the teenager and better protect the distribution of aid," the official said in a statemen...

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Haiti Breaking News: Wealthy businessman Clifford Brandt, sentenced to 18 years in jail for kidnapping

Posted by hougansydney with AFP on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : Justice 
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Three members of a kidnapping ring were convicted by a Haitian court on Tuesday, in a case that stunned the poor Caribbean nation because one suspect was from a wealthy, prominent family.

Clifford Brandt, now 45, was arrested in October 2012 as part of an investigation into the kidnapping of two children of a well-to-do Haitian businessman.

Brandt – also a businessman – on the evening of his arrest personally led local and international investigators involved in the search to where brother ...

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105 prisoners release as part of special operation to empty out prisons

Posted by on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, In : Justice 

The prosecutor of Port-au-Prince announces the release of 105 prisoners as part of "Operation Empty-out prison."

An operation that will have no influence on the insecurity explains the government's deputy commissioner,   Mirlande Dupiche Prévost, who states that the releases were people incarcerated for years who were guilty of minor offenses.

The civil prison of Port-au-Prince currently contains 4046 prisoners, one in Petionville has 311 women, including 19 minors, noted Mirlande Dupiche Prev...

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