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Haiti - Justice : The Duvalier death does not end the legal proceedings...
07/10/2014 11:53:15

Haiti - Justice : The Duvalier death does not end the legal proceedings...
"The death of Jean Claude Duvalier does not end the proceedings undertaken before the courts,
victims of the Duvalier regime having also filed a complaint against close collaborators of the former dictator," declared Pierre Esperance, executive director of "The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights" RNDDH and General Secretary of the "International Federation of Human Rights Leagues"(FIDH).

A position shared by Me Pascal Paradis, Director General of "Lawyers Without Borders Canada" (LWBC), the main partner of the Collective against Impunity, which includes most of the complainants against the former dictator and his principal collaborators "the death of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier did not mark the end of legal proceedings in Haiti to judge the the highest responsible for serious violations of human rights that have occurred from 1971 to 1986 [...] including Jean Valmé, Rony Gilot and Emmanuel Orcel [...]"

Me Pascal Paradis recalls that "the file currently underway can not be closed. Haitian authorities have an obligation under Haitian law and international law to investigate serious human rights violations and to prosecute and prosecute persons responsible for them, what the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights also reminded them in 2011," stressing that "The international community also has an obligation to ensure that Haiti's international commitments in the fight against impunity against responsible of flagrant violations of international human rights law."

Same attitude among the internationalist jurist, Gédéon Jean, Executive Director of the "Centre for Analysis and Research in Human Rights (ACHR), which also drew to the attention of the national and international opinion that "death does not prevent the continuation of legal proceedings against the responsible of his regime who have committed serious violations of human rights as well as economic and financial crimes for about two decades [...]"

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