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Jean-Claude Duvalier Appears at Court Hearing in Haiti for Questioning

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier finally appeared before a Judge Thursday to answer questions over human rights violations during his time in power in the country. Duvalier’s appearance before …

Op-Ed: Haiti: Impunity or Justice?

 By Irwin P StotzkyOp-Ed Contributor Two years and two months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing approximately 350,000 people, leaving several million homeless and destroying thousands of buildings, including most of the landmark buildings in Port-Au- Prince, Haiti stands …

Haiti Shows Progress on the Rule of Law, But Challenges Remain: UN Expert

 Above: Michel Forst (Photo: MINUSTAH) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has shown progress on restoring the rule of law in the country, from the appointment of the president of the country’s highest appellate court to the upcoming establishment of …

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 Above: crowds outside the Presidential Palace in Haiti in 2011 (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier must face charges for human rights abuses, the United Nations said today. The world body voiced its …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Reading Milton Friedman’s book, Free to Choose, the concept of a “climate of opinion” as a tool to help shape policies could be just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming year for Haiti. Friedman argued …

 Swiss Bundeshaus The Swiss government has moved a court for authorization to seize millions that once belonged to former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, 25 years after the funds were first frozen. If the government is successful, the government …