Amnesty International: The Case Against Jean-Claude Duvalier

'You Cannot Kill The Truth', The Case Against Jean Claude Duvalier

Published by Amnesty International, September 2011, Index: AMR 36/007/2011

This is a comprehensive, 34-page report arguing for a thorough, effective and impartial investigation into the human rights violations committeed during Jean-Caluse Duvalier's rule over Haiti from 1971 to 1986. that concludes with three pages of recommendations to the Haitian government and to the UN and international governments. The document is attached in pdf form and can also be accessed on the Amnesty International website (in English and French):

From the introduction: "After 25 years in exile, former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti in January 2011. Within days, survivors of serious human rights violations and families of victims of his regime filed complaints of such abuses between 1971 and 1986. An investigation was opened and Jean-Claude Duvalier was indicted for crimes against humanity. This report makes public the testimonies and other evidence gathered by Amnesty International during that time, demonstrating that these violations were widespread and systematic"

To date (October 2012) the Haitian government and its international allies have failed in their obligations under Haitian and international law to pursue an investigation of Jean-Claude Duvalier and consider prosecution for human rights violations.