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iciHaiti - Canada : The fight against impunity in Haiti, a priority of LWBC
19/12/2019 09:07:58

iciHaiti - Canada : The fight against impunity in Haiti, a priority of LWBC
Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) welcomes the announcement of the visit of a delegation from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29550-haiti-news-zapping.html at the invitation of the Haitian Government https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29406-haiti-news-zapping.html and hopes that this mission will contribute to putting in place mechanisms to better fight against serious violations human rights, in particular violence against women, which has become of great concern in Haiti.

"This visit is propitious, because the Commission has an important role to play in improving the human rights situation in Haiti. It is important that it be followed by a real commitment by the State to implement the recommendations that will be made by the Commission," said the CBSA’s Haiti mission chief, Me Appolinaire Fotso.

The CBSA recalls that its recommendations made at the 167th and 171st sessions of the IACHR remain relevant in the context of the current crisis, in particular :

  • Ensure the protection of women's rights and ensure the effectiveness of the right to non-discrimination;
  • Ensure that women victims of violence have access to non-discriminatory justice services and receive a fair trial;
  • Adopt a framework law on violence against women and girls ;,
  • Carry out investigations against officials suspected of having failed in their duties of ethics, impartiality and neutrality to effectively fight corruption;
  • Allow for the investigation and due diligence of serious crimes committed in the past, without hindrance, interference and within a reasonable time, in accordance with previous Commission statements of 2011 and 2014.

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