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Haiti - FLASH : Moïse declares a state of emergency in several areas of the country
18/03/2021 10:44:31

Haiti - FLASH : Moïse declares a state of emergency in several areas of the country
In the official journal Le Moniteur Special N°18 Jovenel Moïse published a decree adopted by the Council of Ministers, establishing the State of Emergency in the areas of Village de Dieu; Grand-Ravine; of Delmas 2; of Savien, in the Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite and in all the other red zones identified by the Superior Council of the National Police (CSPN), for a renewable period of one month "The state of emergency is instituted in gangsterized areas for one month, during which certain rights can be suspended in the neighborhoods concerned in order to allow the PNH to regain control of the situation," said Renald Lubérice, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers.

The decree defines the state of emergency as "[...] a situation in which a regime applies restricting certain fundamental freedoms and exceptional powers of the executive which are justified by a situation of proven or imminent natural disaster, terrorist attack or serious breach of public order challenging the police and endangering national security and requiring the adoption of urgent measures.

The decree specifies that "[...] any terrorist attack, any guerrilla war, any occupation or any control of part of the territory by groups, bands or armed bodies prohibited by the Constitution and by law [...]" is considered as a serious attack public order endangering national security.

According to article 6 of the decree, "During a state of emergency, and by derogation from the standards in force, the government is empowered to act under the act establishing the state of emergency. It takes all measures deemed useful, including a call for international solidarity. In the latter case, interventions are carried out in accordance with the rules of international law and national law [...]"

This decree also allows the Government to order, among other things, the closure of establishments in the areas concerned and the evacuation of people from all or part of the areas concerned...

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