Each topic includes an overview of the situation in Haiti and the response of the European Union. In addition we present the advocacy activities of the CoEH on this subject. Also, there are documents and reports available from Haitian organizations.
There does not seem to be an end to the political and socio-economic crisis in Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse, accused of corruption and fraud, governs by decree and without parliament. Due to gang violence and other circumstances, fair elections are impossible. 82 organizations in Haiti and abroad are denouncing impunity, corruption and above all the complicity of the international community with the current government. This article was written in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the COEH.
The representative of the COEH in Haiti, Colette Lespinasse, participated at the presentation of a successful programme of GAFE (Groupe d’Action Francophone pour l’Environnement). GAFE adapted their strategies to implicate all actors involved in the production of garbage and in waste management: the street vendors who are selling next to the schools, parents, students, teachers as well as local authorities.
The CoEH is one of 82 organisations (trade unions, NGOs, movements of farmers, feminists, citizens) from Haiti, France, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Germany and Benin that call for an end of silence and international complicity with the Haitian government.
Recent attacks against Haitian human rights organisations RNDDH, partner of various members of the CoEH, are the reason that we decided to ask for impartiality on the side of government institutions as well as an investigation into the shots recently fired at the RNDDH office.
By exception we publish a text of some of our Haitian partner organisations only in French, without translation in English. However, we hope our readers will be able to get the message: Remembrance, understanding and perspective will the guiding principles in 2020.
Corruption and neglect of its duties by their government are causing the Haitian people to demand accountability. Especially the case of the embezzlement of funds from the Petrocaribe Fund is causing increased protests. But without a general social mobilisation, the predators will continue to plunder the public treasury. Will Haiti be able to get out of this vicious circle?
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Plate-forme Haiti de Suisse
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Collectif Haïti de France
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2020-02-10 Consultaton de la Société Civile Haïtienne_28 janvier (only in French)
Declaration for an agrarian policy in Haiti – FULL TEXT (11 October 2017)
Coordination Europe-Haiti aperçu contexte actuel en Haïti (12 December 2017)
CoEH Lettre situation droits humains en Haïti (3 July 2017)