Law and Justice in Haiti: Accountability and Reparations

October 23, 2008

Symposium with Reception - Law and Justice in Haiti: Accountability and Reparations

DATE: Thursday, October 23, 2008
TIME: 4:30-7:30pm
LOCATION: Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister

DETAILS: The Keynote Address will be provided by Father Jomanas, the Dean and founder of Hastings' sister law school, who will speak about the importance of law and justice in a country like Haiti.

Professor Naomi Roht Arriaza will moderate a panel on Accountability and Reparations in Haiti in light of several recent judgments.

  • 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; and

  • 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.

Reception to follow in the ARC co-hosted by the Office of the Academic Dean

Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Hastings International & Comparative Law Review, Hastings International & Comparative Law Society, Hastings International Human Rights Organization, Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation, Hastings for Race and Poverty Law Journal, National Lawyers Guild, La Raza