Paloma Institute contributes to Haiti human rights reports

March 24, 2011 —  Paloma Institute joined a coali­tion of 58 Hait­ian grass­roots groups, inter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDP) camps, human rights orga­ni­za­tions, and aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions in presenting a set of 13 reports on human rights in Haiti to the U.N. Human Rights Coun­cil as part of the Uni­ver­sal Peri­odic Review (UPR).  The reports were organized by the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN), and Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI).   The coalition’s reports cov­ered issues rang­ing from voting rights vio­la­tions, to gender-based violence, to environmental and agricultural rights.  Paloma Institute board member Guy Knudsen contributed to the Environmental Justice component of the reports.  The reports are avail­able at: http://ijdh.org/projects/universal-periodic-review-upr

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