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22 February 2013

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Haiti judge demands Duvalier be brought to court

The United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay had issued a statement before the hearing was due to start, declaring that there should be no statute of limitations for rights abusers. "I encourage the judicial authorities to act on their responsibilities and ensure the victims are provided with the long overdue justice they deserve," Pillay said. "All those Haitians who suffered such abuses have a right to see justice is done. I encourage the judicial authorities to act on their responsibilities and ensure the victims are provided with the long overdue justice they deserve."



Haiti judge demands Duvalier be brought to court (via AFP)
A Haitian judge demanded Thursday that former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier be brought to court next week to attend a hearing into whether to try him for crimes against humanity. Judge Jean-Joseph Lebrun issued the order in the presence of lawyers acting for Duvalier and for the alleged…
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