Event Date: November 12, 2021 - 12:00 to 1:30pm Location: online
Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network, in partnership with the Canadian International Council National Capital Branch’s Latin America and Caribbean Study Group
Since the assassination of President Moise in July 2021, de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry has postponed the elections and referendum until 2022, despite pressure from the international Core Group for elections in 2021. Does this decision open the door to creating the conditions for legitimate elections and an eventual resolution of the substantive issues in Haiti? Or does it risk plunging the country deeper into a never-ending crisis? How are key sectors of the population, including the human rights movement, positioning themselves in these debates? What could Canada do (or avoid doing) to contribute to a way out of the crisis, to responsible governance and to justice?
This webinar will be in French.
Louis Pierre Naud – Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Haiti, notably on constitutional reform; professor at the State University of Haiti
Rosy Auguste – Program Manager, National Human Rights Defense Network in Haiti (RNDDH)
Stephen Baranyi – Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies and Coordinator of the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS, University of Ottawa
Youdeline Chérizard – PhD student at the Université d’État d’Haïti and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Ottawa