Dialogue, debate, based on a thematic article

Haiti’s Aristide should be greeted with prosecution, not praise

Posted on Thursday 24 February 2011

By Michael Deibert *
Submitted to AlterPresse on February 23, 2011
The indictment late last year by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of six prominent Kenyans for their roles in violence following that country’s disputed 2007 elections was a welcome sign for those seeking to hold politicians accountable for their crimes. Though the ICC has badly bungled what should have been its showpiece case - against the ruthless Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga - the Kenya indictments nevertheless represented a welcome extension of its continuing mission.
To those of us who have (...)

Haiti : Risk, conflict and sustainable change

Posted on Friday 26 October 2007

By Lee Chance
Submitted to AlterPresse on October 24, 2007
Haiti has almost vanished from the news; Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and the current presidential race in the United States can partly explain the lowering of the interest for this country, but Haiti still needs attention. There is currently an optimistic tendency towards Haiti because the government, with the support of the UN Mission, has cracked down on the gangs and drugs dealers in recent months, but it will be a mistake to consider that Haiti has completely emerged from this turmoil. In fact, the country is still (...)

Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti

Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2006

By Michael Deibert
Submitted to AlterPresse on September 11, 2006
A recent article in the British medical journal The Lancet ’Human rights abuse and other criminal violations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: a random survey of households,†rather than serving as a sober analysis of the myriad of human rights abuses that occurred under Haiti’s 2004-2006 interim government, appears to be little more than part of an ongoing attempt to rehabilitate the public image of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and elements of his political party, Fanmi Lavalas .
The article in (...)