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Tuesday
Jun192012

Social Movements in the UNASUR Countries Join Haitians in Calling for Withdrawal of UN Mission (MINUSTAH)

South America, June 13, 2012

(Original in Spanish available here, thank you to CEPR for this translation)

FAO:
Councillors
Ministers of Defense
UNASUR Member States

UNASUR Secretary General

Dear Sirs:

We commend the Ministers of Defense and the High Representatives for Foreign Relations of UNASUR’s Member States for the consideration given at their meeting at Asunción, Paraguay, on June 5, to the situation in our fellow country Haiti, and we support the recognition expressed in their Declaration of the importance of consolidating a policy, on behalf of UNASUR, of a sustained cooperation which “respects the sovereignty and the self-determination of the Haitian people” and which achieves “a tangible improvement in the living conditions” as the necessary basis of security and lasting peace.

We therefore urge UNASUR’s member states to take firm and effective measures in that direction, including the immediate withdrawal of the 4,929 occupying troops (including both soldiers and military police) currently deployed in Haiti by 10 of UNASUR’s 12 Member States; an end to the MINUSTAH mission and of all other foreign military presence; and furthermore an end to the impunity and absence of justice that have allowed the continued toleration of violations of human rights by these forces.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Haiti's Collective Mobilization Calls for MINUSTAH to Cease Intimidation at the State University

Collective Mobilization for Reparations for Cholera Victims

Position of the Collective on the Intimidation of MINUSTAH at the State University Faculty for Social Sciences

Monday, June 18, 2012

It is with great anger, broken hearts and indignation that the Collective Mobilization for Reparations for Cholera Victims learned about the arrival, intervention and intimidation of MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) at the State University Faculty for Social Sciences this past Friday, June 15, 2012. Yet again, the MINUSTAH demonstrated to all that didn’t already believe it that they are a force of occupation and repression. We see again that our Constitution, our laws and the right to not have our university space violated, are nothing but words on paper to the MINUSTAH.

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Monday
Mar052012

Women’s Rights Groups and Cholera Victims Unite in Shared Struggle against UN Impunity in Haiti

Contact: Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (in Haiti), mario@ijdh.org, +509-3701-9878 (French, Creole, English)

Maria-Elena Kolovos, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (in Haiti), mariaelena@ijdh.org, +509-4688- 9968 (English)

Women’s Rights Groups and Cholera Victims Unite in Shared Struggle against UN Impunity in Haiti On International Women’s Day 2012, human rights groups condemn MINUSTAH cholera and sexual violence

Monday, March 5, 2012, Port-au-Prince –To commemorate International Women’s Day 2012, on March 8, human rights groups will join cholera victims in a peaceful demonstration under the banner “Men and Women Together Demand Justice and Reparations for Victims of MINUSTAH Cholera and Rape.” With support from the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) Women’s Network, the Collective for Reparations for Cholera Victims, the Movement for Liberty and Equality of Haitians for Brotherhood (MOLEGAF), and Batay Ouvriye, demonstrators will peacefully protest against the cholera and sexual violence that the UN and its peacekeeping mission, MINUSTAH, have inflicted on Haitians. The demonstration will begin in front of Fort National at 10AM EST.

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Monday
Jan092012

Release of MINUSTAH Peacekeepers Filmed Raping Haitian Youth is Latest Outrageous Incident of Peacekeeper Impunity

From Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Contact:
Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, brian@ijdh.org, +1-541-263-0029 (English, French, Creole)
Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (in Haiti), mario@ijdh.org, +509-3701-9878 (French, Creole, English)
Maria-Elena Kolovos, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (in Haiti), mariaelena@ijdh.org, +509-4688-9968 (English)
 

Release of MINUSTAH Peacekeepers Filmed Raping Haitian Youth is Latest Outrageous Incident of Peacekeeper Impunity

 
Monday, January 9, 2012, Boston and Port-au-Prince- Human rights lawyers representing the victims of the United Nations cholera epidemic in Haiti expressed their outrage that the UN Peacekeepers caught on tape raping a Haitian teenager last summer were freed. They called on MINUSTAH, the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, to waive the immunity that enables regular acts of rape, torture and even murder by MINUSTAH troops, and to allow an independent mechanism to evaluate claims by cholera victims and others hurt by MINUSTAH malfeasance.
 

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Tuesday
Oct182011

A Year of Cholera from the United Nations

By: Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye                      

Nothing can replace the lives of the 6,500 people dead from a cholera epidemic that MINUSTAH (the United Nations peacekeepers) brought to Haiti. More than 400,000 have already been infected while 600,000 people are still living in displacement camps without access to services for their basic needs, such as sanitation and potable water.

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