26ème Anniversaire de la PNH: Le RNDDH recommande une évaluation en profondeur de l’institution

Le 12 juin 2021 ramène le 26ème anniversaire de la Police Nationale d’Haïti (PNH). A cette occasion, le Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH) partage avec l’opinion publique ses constats et inquiétudes relatifs au fonctionnement de cette institution, tellement importante pour le pays, et dont l’une des missions est de protéger les vies…

Massacres in Bel-Air and Cité Soleil under the indifferent gaze of state authorities

Since August 2020, the Bel-Air neighborhood has been under great stress. Although there was some calm at the beginning of the current year, hostilities resumed in March 2021. Similarly, Cité Soleil, ravaged in 2020 by armed attacks that lasted several months, has once again attracted attention since January 2021 because of the hegemonic rivalries that…

Reflections of the RNDDH on the decrees creating the ANI and organizing the strengthening of public security in Haiti

From January to December 2020, the MOÏSE / JOUTHE administration adopted thirty-eight (38) decrees on such diverse and unexpected subjects as: the professional lease (May 11, 2020), the regulation of leasing operations (May 12, 2020), the reform of matrimonial property regimes (May 13, 2020), security law (May 14, 2020), the Haitian Penal Code (June 24,…

Theft of the corpus delicti and exhibits at the courthouse of Port-au-Prince: The RNDDH requires a thorough investigation and conviction of the culprits

In recent years, several cases of disappearance of the corpus delicti, of exhibits and even of personal belongings seized or confiscated by the judicial police and transmitted to the authorities of the Justice, were registered in the court of first instance of Port-au-Prince. However, the attention of the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) was…

Preparation for the Reintegration of Inmates: Diagnosis and Recommendations

From January to October 2020, the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) and its regional structures monitored the general functioning of detention centers throughout the country. And, during the month of October 2020, a specific study was carried out on the activities implemented in prison to help the social reintegration of ex-prisoners. Today, the RNDDH…

Assassinations, Ambushes, Hostage-taking, Rape, Fires, Raids: The authorities in power have installed terror in Cité Soleil

Questioned by the latest armed attacks recorded in Cité Soleil, the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) launched an investigation from June 30 to  August 8, 2020, the results of which are presented in this report for which, the organisation met with police authorities, judicial authorities, notables of Cité Soleil as well as 108 victims…

Attacks on deprived neighborhoods: The RNDDH demands the end of the protection of armed gangs by the authorities in power

From May 23 to 27, 2020, automatic weapons were fired continuously in several underprivileged areas of Port-au-Prince including Pont Rouge, Chancerelles, Wharf Jérémie, Fort Dimanche, La Saline and Nan Tokyo. Several kilometers away, smoke was also seen, and the tension in these areas was palpable…