Tag Archives: Haiti

The Battle for Port-Au-Prince

Photo Credit: Ralph Tedy Erol/Reuters By: Anthony Puntasecca, 2L The Haitian people have become increasingly familiar with political instability; the last twenty years have produced only one successful transfer of presidential power between elected officials. Specifically, there has been no president for the last three years following the assassination of Jovenel Moise in 2021. The subsequent appointment […]

All Judicial Politics Are Local: The Political Trajectory of Judicial Reform in Haiti

BY LOUIS-ALEXANDRE BERG–In January 2012, the Haitian justice system produced two significant but seemingly contradictory decisions. The first came on January 19 at the end of a highly publicized trial of police officers and prison guards. Eight officers were convicted of using unreasonable force in firing on inmates during a prison riot in the city […]