The United States salutes the courageous work of human rights advocates in Haiti

By Emmanuel Pucot Paul, Juno7, Feb. 9, 2023

The Chargé d'affaires of the US Embassy in Haiti, Eric Stromayer, praised the work carried out by human rights organizations in the fight against corruption in Haiti. He was taking part in a two-day training workshop organized by the Fondasyon Je Klere (FJKL) on February 9 and 10, 2023 at the El Rancho Hotel.

Interim U.S. Chargé d'Affaires for Haiti Eric Stromayer said that fighting corruption in Haiti is a priority for his country. "We are proud to partner with Haitian civil society, press, and leaders to support anti-corruption work and activism, and we applaud the courageous work that anti-corruption advocates do every day," he shared.

Organized around the theme "Fighting corruption, a citizen's commitment", the workshop was made possible thanks to the support of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince. Several personalities, including Professor Samuel Madistin, President of the FJKL, spoke on the first day.

In addition to these two personalities, participants had the opportunity to hear economist Etzer Émile speak on the "Impact de la grande corruption sur le développement socio-économique d'Haïti : comment stopper l'hémorragie?". Paul Eronce Villard, chief of staff to the Minister of Justice, who has just published a book on corruption, explained "the role of the Public Prosecutor's Office in the fight against corruption in Haiti". Me Jean-Simon Saint-Hubert spoke on "Conflicts of interest in anti-corruption governance".

On day two, the workshop will welcome economists Kesner Pharel and Ronald Baudin. Me Samuel Madistin will also speak on "Les référentiels de la lutte contre la corruption en Haïti". The agenda also includes debate, a workshop session on impunity for corruption, feedback, and the presentation of certificates.


Translated by CHIP editors


Posted July 7, 2023