Haiti game dates for for 2016 Copa America Centenario released
June 4: Haiti v Peru (CenturyLink Field, Seattle)
June 8: Brazil v Haiti (Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando)
June 12: Ecuador v Haiti (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford)
Haiti urged to move ahead with human rights case involving former dictator
The current critical political situation in Haiti should not be used as an excuse to deny justice to the victims of human rights violations during the regime of Jean-Claude Duvalier, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) said on Friday.
Feb. 20 was the second anniversary of a judicial decision that re-opened the investigation against Duvalier – who passed away in October 2014 – and his subordinates.
The Port-au-Prince Court of Appeal re-established the accusations of crimes against humanity and crimes related to serious human rights abuses against Duvalier and others by appointing one of its sitting judges to investigate the allegations further. However, no results have been made public so far.
Haiti interim president vows to hold former leaders accountable
Haiti’s interim president Jocelerme Privert vowed Friday to do “everything in his power” to hold the previous administration accountable for its actions, amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement, the Business Recorder reported.
Privert said he has met with leaders from civil society and political parties, as well as everyday citizens, who are demanding that the previous government of Michel Martelly be called to account for its less than stellar record of governance.
Haiti leader committed to interim gov’t lasting 120 days
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s provisional president said Friday he’s committed to meeting deadlines that will ensure his caretaker government lasts for no more than 120 days to comply with a recently negotiated accord.
The comments by President Jocelerme Privert came at his first press conference as Haiti’s interim leader. A majority of lawmakers chose the former Senate chief last weekend to lead a short-term caretaker government, filling a void left by the end of ex-President Michel Martelly’s tenure.