Hastings to Haiti Symposium: Law and Justice in Haiti - Reparations and Accountability for Human Rights Abuses
October 13, 2008
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HHPHastings to Haiti Symposium: Law and Justice in Haiti - Reparations and Accountability for Human Rights Abuses

Haiti Action.net - Thursday, October 23 the Hastings to Haiti Partnership (HHP) at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco will host a symposium "Law and Justice in Haiti: Accountability and Reparations." The keynote speaker is Father Jomanas Eustache, Dean and founder of l'École Supérieure de Droit de Jérémie, HHP's sister law school. Human rights attorneys Brian Concannon, Mario Joseph and Moira Feeney will be the featured panelists.

The Hastings-to-Haiti Partnership is an annual delegation in which Hastings law students visit sister law school the École Supérieure de Droit de Jérémie (ESCDROJ) in Jérémie, Haiti. The purpose of the annual Delegation is to help strengthen the Rule of Law in Haiti through supporting legal education. The ESCDROJ is the only law school of its kind in Haiti. It promotes public service in the student's immediate community and for Haiti at-large, through rigorous and wide-ranging legal education.

Brian Concannon Jr., Director and founder of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti will speak about the recent Inter-American Court judgment in the case of Yvonne Neptune, Haiti's former Prime Minister;

Mario Joseph, Haitian Human Rights Lawyer, Director and founder of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux will speak about the Raboteau Massacre reparations and recent dispersal in Haiti;

Moira Feeney, Hastings alumna and former staff attorney at the Center for Justice & Accountability will speak about the victories in the U.S. lawsuits against Toto Constant and Jean Dorélien;

A reception will follow the symposium.

The symposium will take place Thursday, October 23 from 4:30-7:30pm
at the Alumni Reception Center (ARC), 200 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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