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'Environmental Heroes' From Around World Honored With Prestigious Prize
This year's winners of Goldman Prize hail from Kenya, Myanmar, Scotland, Haiti, Canada, and Honduras
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'How Human Rights Can Build Haiti'
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has suffered a devastating earthquake followed by a deadly cholera epidemic, both set in the backdrop of a history of oppression by corrupt rulers and foreign exploitation. In spite of incredible challenges, two intrepid human rights attorneys...
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Haitian Cholera Victims Undaunted by Court Ruling of UN Immunity
Earlier this month, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of Haiti’s tragic earthquake, a U.S. District Court judge ruled against Haitians’ class action suit asking the United Nations to take responsibility for the deadly cholera epidemic it triggered in October of 2010. Viewed from both narrow and...
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Haiti’s Political Earthquake
Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?
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Five Years After Earthquake, Politcal Ground Still Shaking in Haiti
With tens of thousands still displaced and political protest on the rise, the only thing assured for western hemisphere's most impoverished nation is more struggle ahead
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5 Years After Haiti Earthquake, The Sad State of Democracy and Human Rights
An Interview with Human Rights Organizer Jackson Doliscar
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John Conyers and 76 Other Members of Congress Urge UN to Provide Settlement Mechanism for Cholera Victims and their Families
On October 23 Haiti’s cholera victims finally had their first court hearing regarding their suit against the UN. However, no one from the UN showed up. Since 2011, representatives of the victims have sought to obtain reparations from the UN given the overwhelming evidence that troops from the...
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In Haiti, Baby Doc Is Gone But Political Repression Is Alive and Well
The death of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Port-au-Prince on October 4 garnered world-wide attention. However, despite the justly deserved focus on the legacy of Duvalier (aka Baby Doc), too much about current Haitian politics was left out of that brief round of media coverage...
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High-Level Donor Conference on Cholera in Haiti Fails to Secure Much Needed Funding
Like a Matryoshka doll, inside each cholera elimination initiative for Haiti one will find another and inside that, yet another. At the two-year anniversary of the earthquake, in January 2012, organizations launched a “ call to action ” for the elimination of cholera. Almost a year later, in...
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From Cradle to Grave, the US Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier
In February of 2013, I stood in a sweaty, overcrowded Port-au-Prince courtroom and watched as Jean-Claude Duvalier answered questions about hundreds of his political opponents being arrested, imprisoned, and killed during his tenure as Haiti’s “President for Life.” Many of Duvalier’s rivals were...
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