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Haiti - FLASH : Historic Judgment !
07/05/2016 09:20:28

Haiti - FLASH : Historic Judgment !
Friday at a press conference, the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (GARR) and the National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking (CNLTP) welcomed the first judgment rendered in Haiti, on April 21 against Human Trafficking.

"We congratulate all those who have worked to achieve this historic judgment. This is an example to popularize through Haiti's courts for victims of human trafficking obtain justice and compensation," declared Elie Thélot Fils, President of CNLTP, which encouraged victims to come to file complaints in order to eradicate this scourge.

Recall that following the hearing of 21 April 2016, a man named Rivière Fefette, 35, was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment under the provisions of the Law of 2 June 2014 on Human Trafficking and to pay 57,000 Gourdes in fine. He was pleaded guilty of infringement of attempt to commit trafficking against a girl under 16 who lived in Thomassique (border commune of the Central Department).

"The existence of a legal text that allows the Prosecution of trafficking offenders is already a big step," stressed Mr. Saint Pierre Beaubrun, GARR Coordinator while emphasizing on the necessity of promote this legislation adding "It is essential that the Haitian authorities provide resources to the Committee members so they can do their job."

Download the legislation on human trafficking in Haiti : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/Loi-sur-la-traite-des-personnes.pdf

Learn more about the CNLTP :
The National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking was established by a presidential decree dated 12 August 2015 following the publication of the Law of 30 April 2014 on the Fight against Human Trafficking. It is composed of 12 members, including 7 representatives of ministries, 3 representatives of the autonomous state institutions and 2 representatives of human rights organizations that have been invested in their office on 1 December 2015. Members List : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15940-haiti-politic-inauguration-of-members-of-the-committee-against-human-trafficking.html

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