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Haiti - Social : Pasing away of Me Gérard Gourgue
"Me Gérard Gourgue, great defender of human rights, professor emeritus at the University, great lawyer; he has always known how to make his remarkable contribution to the reputation of the profession.
Thanks to his rigor, integrity and dedication in all areas of his professional and personal life. Ardent defender of human rights, Me Gourgue was also Minister, Ambassador, candidate in the presidential election of Haiti which he could have won.
When Jean Claude Duvalier fell, on February 7, 1986, Me Gérard Gourgue joined Henri Namphy's National Council of Government (CNG).
With his insightful and inspired reflections, he has inspired several generations of lawyers and ardent defenders of democracy and respect for fundamental freedoms.
The fame of Me Gérard Gourgue has crossed borders thanks to his career but also and above all thanks to the remarkable and jovial man he has always been.
The Secretary of State for Communication bows before this emblematic figure who will have marked the history of Haiti and directs his thoughts to his family and loved ones."
Words of sympathy :
Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe :
"I learned with sadness the news of the death of Me Gérard Gourgue, eminent lawyer, professor and defender of human rights, who was a prominent figure on the political scene during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. his family, relatives and friends."
Ministry of National Education :
"The Ministry of National Education salutes the memory of professor emeritus Gérard Gourgueeducator emeritus who trained several generations of students, notably at the Faculty of Law, at the Faculty of Ethnology and at the National Institute of Management and international studies. Founder of the Gérard Gourgue College, he has also contributed to the training of several generations of students. The Ministry extends its sympathies to his family, friends and relatives. May his ideas and his fight for democracy guide the new generations of young people in their quest for a new Haiti [...]"
Former President Michel Martelly :
"Me Gérard Gourgue, professor emeritus of Criminal Law who trained many generations, has passed away. A great loss for the country. An outstanding man to whom I bow. Deep sympathies to his children, his grandchildren and his relatives"