Global Justice Clinic student testifies before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Global Justice Clinic joined two Haitian civil society coalitions to testify on the right of access to information in Haiti before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, DC. on March 17, 2015.

Testifying for the law school’s clinic, Etienne Chenier-Lafleche LLM ’15 joined representatives from the Haitian Justice in Mining Collective and the Megaprojects Observatory, in urging the Haitian state to adopt legislation to implement the right to access information. The advocates also called on the government to provide affected communities with information concerning tourism and mining development projects, and urged the government not to enact proposed mining legislation that would undermine transparency.

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