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What's Happening with Haiti's Elections?

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 · 8:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada) 867 views
About This Webinar

BAI and IJDH work to protect the right of Haitians to select their government through fair elections. A key aspect of that work is ensuring that the international community has credible information about Haiti’s political situation. Join this web conference to learn more about the key issues currently being discussed in Haitian and international media. Afterwards, we look forward to answering your questions.

-Jake Johnston, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will provide background on elections in Haiti.

-Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent of Miami Herald, will provide updates and discuss the challenges she faces in reporting on elections.

-Wesley Lainé, IJDH Legal Intern, will analyze the décharge issue which has disqualified a few candidates. This will include the controversial disqualification of Jacky Lumarque, former coordinator of a presidential commission on education.

Here's some background info on décharge: http://haitielection2015.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-cep-and-elections-in-haiti-decharge.html

  • Background on Haiti's elections
  • Updates and challenges reporting on elections
  • Décharge and disqualified candidates
  • Question and Answer Session
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 9dec2d1db012
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter IJDH Boston
We work with the peo­ple of Haiti in their non-violent strug­gle for the con­sol­i­da­tion of con­sti­tu­tional democ­racy, jus­tice and human rights, by dis­trib­ut­ing objec­tive and accu­rate infor­ma­tion on human rights con­di­tions in Haiti, pur­su­ing legal cases, and coop­er­at­ing with human rights and sol­i­dar­ity groups in Haiti and abroad.

IJDH draws on its founders’ internationally-acclaimed suc­cess accom­pa­ny­ing Haiti’s poor major­ity in the fields of law, med­i­cine and social jus­tice activism. We seek the restora­tion of the rule of law and democ­racy in the short term, and work for the long-term sus­tain­able change nec­es­sary to avert Haiti’s next crisis.
Webinar hosting presenter Jacqueline Charles
Jacqueline Charles is the Caribbean Correspondent of Miami Herald. She is a Pulitzer finalist and winner of the National Association of Black Journalists' Journalist of the Year Award. She's well-known for her coverage of Haiti news since the 2010 earthquake.
Webinar hosting presenter Jake Johnston
Jake Johnston is a Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He is the lead author for CEPR’s Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog and has authored papers on Haiti concerning the ongoing cholera epidemic, aid accountability and transparency and the U.S. foreign aid system.
Webinar hosting presenter Wesley Laine
Wesley Lainé is an Ella Baker Legal Intern at IJDH. He is studying economic law as a Clifford Chance scholar at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris, France. He is also the founder of the grassroots non-profit group, Haiti Philanthropy, Inc. He is passionate about legal reform and economic development for the impoverished in Haiti.
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