Nov 4, 2016 - Dec 5, 2021
1:00pm - 8:27pm    |    Palais des Nations, Room XXII, Geneva, Switzerland

Protection and enforcement of human rights in Haiti have faced challenges in recent months, with long-delayed elections creating a period of transitional government and Hurricane Matthew wreaking havoc on fragile infrastructure and institutions. In the hurricane’s wake, the UN-imported cholera epidemic is spiking and pressing concerns are arising about post-disaster response and rights protection.

The panel seeks to highlight pressing human rights issues pre- and post-Matthew in Haiti along with recommendations for improving the situation. Panelists will discuss gender-based discrimination and violence, cholera, elections, mining, disability rights, LGBTI issues, repatriation and the border crisis with the Dominican Republic, and the need for a rights-based approach to relief post-Hurricane Matthew.

Panelists include:

His Excellency Pierre André Dubar, Permanent Haitian Mission in Geneva

Mario Joseph, Av., Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux

Peterson Dérolus, Kolektif Jistis Min

Landy Leconte, Collectif Defenseurs Plus

Moderated by Nikki Reisch, Global Justice Clinic, New York University School of Law

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