NLG and IADL Election Observers Establish Flaws in Haiti's October 25 Vote, Call for Independent Investigation

November 24, 2015

A new report by international election observers from the NLG and IADL concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations of fraud.

Guild Notes: Vol. 40, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 2015)

  • NLG publishes complete Radical Law Student Manual
  • Guildies gear up for annual Law for the People Convention in Oakland, CA
  • New column, "Beyond Bars": Voices from NLG Jailhouse Lawyers
  • People's Tribunals Deliver Justice for Victims of Human Rights Violations
  • Chicago Activists Obtain Reparations for Chicago Police Torture Survivors
  • NLG Legal Observers Monitor Toledo Nazi Counter-Protest
  • NLG Goes to Cuba
  • NLG-NYC Parole Prep Project Sees Sucessful Results
  • Remembering Detroit Newspaper Strike 20 Years Later

Haiti lawyer claims government is persecuting him

Associated Press
October 5, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A prominent Haitian lawyer and his law firm say he’s being persecuted for work that is politically at odds with the government of President Michel Martelly.

Attorney Mario Joseph says he has been subjected to an escalating series of menacing phone calls, harassment and intimidation over the past year.

An adviser to Martelly on Friday called the allegations ‘‘completely false.’’

Citing Intimidation, Death Threats, National Lawyers Guild Calls for Protection of Haitian Lawyers to Government Critics

October 4, 2012

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its grave concern over the recent intimidation of Haitian attorneys who represent government critics, which has included death threats, judicial harassment, and a report that Haiti’s top justice official ordered the arrest of three.

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