Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch

What’s in Haiti’s New National Security Decrees: An Intelligence Agency and an Expanded Definition of Terrorism

1 month 1 week ago

On November 26, 2020, the Haitian government published two decrees on national security. The first creates a new national intelligence agency, while the second greatly expands the definition of terrorism. Haitian president Jovenel Moise has been ruling by decree since January when the terms of parliament expired, and has used that power to consolidate the […]

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Jake Johnston

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hold Hearing on Haiti

1 month 2 weeks ago

The follow is a guest post from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.  On Thursday, December 10, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold a hearing on pervasive impunity and a lack of judicial independence in Haiti. The event will be broadcast live here. The Commission, a quasi‐judicial body of the […]

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Jake Johnston

Protests, Repression Mark Police Chief’s First Week

1 month 3 weeks ago

On November 18, the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières where Haitians delivered a fatal blow to Napoleon’s troops during their struggle for independence, thousands took to the streets across the country to protest rising insecurity and government inaction. Anti-government actions took place in Cap-Haitien, Gonaïves, l’Estère, Saint-Marc, Delmas, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince,Cayes, Jérémie, Mirebalais, and […]

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Jake Johnston

At Odds with Presidency, a Government Watchdog is Weakened by Executive Decree

2 months 1 week ago

Tradiksyon Kreyòl On Friday, November 6, the Haitian government published in Le Moniteur a new decree limiting the powers of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The decree itself was signed by the president and ministers nearly two months earlier, on September 9, but was not formally made public until this past […]

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