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The mandate of 10 Haitian Senators will come to terms in 2018, but they want to stay in their post till 2020

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Law 


Before the National Assembly next Monday, which will mark the opening of the ordinary session, the joint commission working on the situation of ten senators at the end of their terms should submit its report. By this weekend, this structure of three representatives of the National Palace and three senators will say whether the principal of ten senators will end this year or in January 2020.

"Monday is the return to parliament; by this weekend we must find a solution "on the situation of the te...

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Former Haitian President, Jean Bertrand Aristide, appears before Judge in money laundering case

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 20, 2017, In : Law 
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Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide is currently being heard as a witness in the office of Judge Jean Wilner Morin.

Aristide was initially due to appear before the magistrate March 16, but his lawyers had requested a postponement until March 20, a demand that was granted by judge Jean Wilner Morin.


Jean Bertrand Aristide is invited to appear as a witness in the context of the investigation opened following the report of UCREF, a government agency, accusing one of his relatives, the ...

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Haiti's Minister of Justice, condemns "Hypocrisy" of the Senate which wants to charge him with high treason

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 20, 2017, In : Law 
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On Friday, during a press conference, Haiti's Minister of justice, Camille Junior Edouard, visibly angry, strongly came out against a resolution adopted by the Senate last week, formally condemning the arrest and extradition to the US of Senator-elect Guy Philippe and, demanding that Camille be tried for High Treason for having authorized the process without consulting a Haitian court. Mr Camille explained that as minister of justice, he had processed Philippe’s arrest and transfer to the U...

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Haitian Senate wants to charge Minister of Justice with High Treason after deporting elected-Senator to the US

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 18, 2017, In : Law 

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The Haitian Senate has not only passed a strong-worded resolution to formally condemn the arrest and extradition to the United States of Senator-elect, Guy Philipe in January, on drug trafficking and money laundering charges three days before he was due to officially sworn in, but to also propose the impeachment of the Minister of Justice, Edouard Camille Jr, who had authorized the arrest and deportation without consulting any Haitian court, so he could be tried for High Treason; a very serio...


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Haiti performed autopsy on the corpse of former President, Rene Preval, following his wife's request

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Thursday, March 9, 2017, In : Law 
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While the social networks are inflamed and a senator tried to appropriate the file on the causes of the death of René Préval, at the request of his wife, Elisabeth Préval, an autopsy was practiced Tuesday on the corpse of the former president. The director of the Forensic Institute, Dr. Jean Armel Demorcy, dissected and inspected the different parts of the corpse to determine the cause of death, Le Nouvelliste learned from nearby sources of the family of the deceased.

"Everything was done ...

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Haitian Parliament in unanmity vote amendment to kidnapping laws

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 24, 2017, In : Law 
The Haitian Parliament in unanimity Wednesday voted an amendment to the laws regarding kidnapping. According to the new legislatives, anyone found guilty of kidnapping or sequestration will be sentenced to between 30 and 50 years of forced labor, or perpetuity depending on the severity of the crime.

According to the President of the Senate, Yourie Latortue, the new laws took into consideration the new forms of communications by giving subpoena power to prosecutors over all electronics communic...

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Haiti's President-elect spoke to reporters following appearance before judge

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 26, 2017, In : Law 
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Haiti's President-elect, Jovenel Moise, had a long press conference following his appearance before Judge Bredi Fabien, the magistrate investigating allegations of money laundering made against the incoming president, by the
 Central Unit of Financial Intelligence (UCREF), a government agency.

President-elect of Haiti, will come into office amid money laundering allegations


Speaking to reporters the soon to be president said that the report was an "invention" of longtime political foes.

Jovenel M...

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Haitian Parliament to amend extradition treaty with the US following deportation of Senator-elect

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Monday, January 9, 2017, In : Law 
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Haitian lawmakers do not rule out the possibility of amending the extradition agreement of October 7, 1997 with the United States. The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Cholzer Chancy, argued that the two branches of Parliament must, by a majority of their members, approve the amendment to be effective.

The file will be debated in the sitting in of both chambers, Chancy predicts, explaining that public opinion will be informed of the position of the legislators on this extradition agreemen...

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Haiti faces constitutional crisis over arrest and extradition to the US of criminal Senator-Elect Guy Philipe

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 8, 2017, In : Law 
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The recent arrest and extradition to the United States of the Senator-elect Guy Phillipe over numerous charges of drug trafficking and money laundering has left Haiti in a constitutional crisis.

The arrest and deportation of the man who was due to take office in three days has reveal a dangerous loophole in Haitian laws that needs to be remediated as soon as possible, either by the parliament or the Haitian Supreme Court. A loophole if left unchanged could have catastrophic impact on future go...

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Motion filed for judge who issued arrest warrant against former president Preval, to recuse himself

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, In : Law 



A motion for judge Al Duniel Dimanche to recuse himself from a corruption case that involves former Haitian president Rene Garcia Preval and current senators Andris Riche and Jacques Sauveur Jean, has been filed at the first instance Tribunal in Port-au-Prince earlier this week.

The head of the legal department of the National Insurance Office (ONA) Axel Joseph, has confirmed in local media Tuesday to have filed the motion of recusal because the judge overseeing the case is impartial due polit...

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UN calls on Haiti to address prison overcrowding and pre-trial detention

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 5, 2016, In : Law 
 

Haiti has made important steps towards the promotion and protection of human rights but some challenges exist regarding the judicial system, the excessive use of force by state agents and the situation of people returned or deported to Haiti by the Dominican authorities, according to a United Nations report on the human rights situation in that country.

The report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), covering the period from July 2014 to June 2015, highlights ad...

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Haiti's supreme court orders the judgement of kidnapper Clifford Brandt

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Law 
Haiti's Supreme Court in a ruling made last week, has overruled the verdict of the Court of Appeal of Port-au-Prince, which ordered the release of six individuals, all former police officers, who were charged for their involvement in numerous violent crimes, such as kidnappings and murder, under the command of Clifford Brandt; successful businessman and son of one of Haiti's wealthiest families. 

The six policemen including Marc Arthur Phoebe former head of the CAT Team, Jacques Darly Michelai...

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The mandates of investigating judges in Haiti are not renewed

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Monday, August 17, 2015, In : Law 


All jurisdictions are facing the same problem: the non-renewal of the mandate of the investigating judges. Everything is blocked. Deans' offices are crowded with records returned by judges whose term did not renewed for several months. While the majority of instructing equally important documents for individual freedom.

The non-renewal of the mandate of the judges happened to run across the 18 courts of the first instance thus paralyzing the operation of the judiciary branch of government. Acc...

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