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Republic of Haiti

Last Updated: November 28, 2014 10:32 AM


Citizenship and Country Documents
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HTI104293.E - Dual citizenship, including legislation; requirements and procedures for former Haitian citizens to re-acquire citizenship (2012-January 2013) - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • ZZZ104300.FE - Dominican Republic and Haiti: Procedures to obtain and renew a residence permit; requirements for citizens of Haiti to enter the Dominican Republic (2011-Feb. 2013) - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • ZZZ104106.FE - Whether a citizen of Haiti who is married to a citizen of the Bahamas can obtain permanent residence in the Bahamas; conditions that can lead to the revocation of permanent resident status of a person in that situation, particularly whether that status can be revoked if that person leaves the Bahamas or if their spouse dies; the conditions to be met by a person in that situation to reacquire permanent resident status; whether a person who is a permanent resident of the Bahamas can renew a business license even if their spouse, a citizen of the Bahamas, is deceased - June 2012 (PDF)
    • HTI103241.E - Place of passport application - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
    • HTI103049.FE - Fraudulent documents - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
    • HTI102668.FE - Obtaining birth certificates - Nov. 2008 (PDF)
    • HTI102708.FE - Fiscal identity card - March 2008 (PDF)
    • HTI102709.FE - Obtaining marriage certificates - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
    • HTI102304.FE - Procedures for obtaining citizenship - March 2007 (PDF)
 
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Children
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor – Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor – 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Library of Congress
    • LEGITIMATION OF OUT-OF-WEDLOCK CHILDREN - Executive Summary 2010 (PDF)
      • Issues
        1. Is the appearance of the father’s name on the birth certificate conclusive proof of legitimation?
        2. Is there any provision in Haitian law stating that the fact that the child took the last name of the father is conclusive proof of legitimation?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Overcoming Poverty and Abuse: Protecting Girls in Domestic Service in Haiti - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
 
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Corruption
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
 
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Disabilities
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
 
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Elections
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS)
    • Developments and U.S. Policy Since 1991 - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • Issues for Congress - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HTI103752.FE - Results of the presidential and legislative elections of March 2011; whether violent incidents took place during and after the elections - June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Ethnic Groups / Race
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous People - 2013
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Haiti - Overview (PDF)
 
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Gender
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HTI104396.FE Haiti: Domestic violence, especially in rural areas; protection and services available for victims - June 2013 (PDF)
    • HTI104085.E Haiti: Sexual violence against women, including domestic sexual violence; in particular, prevalence within and outside of camps for the internally displaced; criminal prosecutions (2011-May 2012) - June 2012 (PDF)
    • HTI103716.FE - Violence against women and domestic violence; in particular, the protection, services and recourse offered to victims, particularly in Jérémie, Cayes and Gonaïves (2009 - March 2011) - June 2011 (PDF)
    • HTI102280.FE - Haiti: Domestic Violence - Jan. 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • “Nobody Remembers Us” Failure to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post Earthquake Haiti - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
    • Haiti's emergency response must include protection from sexual violence - March 2010 (PDF)
    • Overcoming Poverty and Abuse: Protecting Girls in Domestic Service in Haiti - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Countries at the Crossroads 2010 - 2010 (PDF)
  • Organization of American States (OAS), Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
    • The Right of Women in Haiti to be Free from Violence and Discrimination - March 2010 (PDF)
 
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Human Rights
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) - Haiti: Developments and U.S. Policy Since 1991 and Current Congressional Concerns - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses for Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ104105.FE - Bahamas and Haiti: Treatment of Haitians in the Bahamas - June 2012 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Countries at the Crossroads: Haiti - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • OAS - IACHR - Observations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Upon Conclusion of Its April 2007 Visit to Haiti - March 2008 (PDF)
 
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Justice System
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HTI104397.FE - The Haitian National Police (Police nationale d'Haïti, PNH), including its effectiveness, reform, and the reliability of reports issued by the police and justices of the peace; whether there is an authority that handles complaints about the police (2010-May 2013) - June 2013 (PDF)
    • HTI103346.E - Overview of police reform efforts - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Keeping Haiti Safe: Police Reform - Sept. 2011 (PDF)
  • Organization of American States, IACHR - Observations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Upon Conclusion of its April 2007 Visit to Haiti - March 2008 (PDF)
 
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Law
  • Legitimation of Out-Of-Wedlock Children - 2011 (PDF)
  • Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) - Georgetown University - Haitian Constitution - 1987 (PDF)
US Government Reports
  • Library of Congress
    • LEGITIMATION OF OUT-OF-WEDLOCK CHILDREN - Executive Summary 2010 (PDF)
      • Issues:
        1. Is the appearance of the father’s name on the birth certificate conclusive proof of legitimation?
        2. Is there any provision in Haitian law stating that the fact that the child took the last name of the father is conclusive proof of legitimation?
 
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Maps
 
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Medical Availability
US Government Reports
  • USAID - Haiti Earthquake - May 2010 (PDF)
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
 
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Political Figures and Parties
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HTI104366.FEi: The Assembly of Progressive National Democrats (Rassemblement des démocrates nationaux progressistes, RDNP); political activities and organizational structure; regions of the country that its elected members represent; the socio-economic groups and geographic areas of Haiti that support it; treatment of its members by the authorities (2009-April 2013) - Apr. 2013 (PDF)
    • HTI103345.E - Reports of the Preval government being involved in politically motivated violence (2007-2009) - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • HTI103051.FE - Haiti: Access to power and activities of members of the Lavalas party - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
    • HTI102986.E - The Mochrena party - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
    • HTI102987.E - The Assembly of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) party - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
    • HTI102951.FE - The Struggling People's Organization (OPL) - Oct. 2008 (PDF)
    • HTI102854.FE - The chimeres - June 2008 (PDF)
    • Country Fact Sheet - Political Parties - June 2007 (PDF)
 
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Refugees / IDPs
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Internally Displaced Persons - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
 
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Religion
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec. 2010 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
 
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Sexual Orientation
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
 
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Specific Country Issues - Recent Disasters
US Government Reports
  • USAID - Haiti Earthquake - May 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • HTI103972.FE - Efforts to rebuild and repair housing in Port-au-Prince after the January 2010 earthquake, particularly in the wealthiest neighbourhoods; availability of houses and apartments in Port-au-Prince - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Stabilization and Reconstruction After the Quake - March 2010 (PDF)
 
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Violence
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Requests for Information Responses (RIRs)
    • HTI104398.FE - Summary of observations on the security and violence in Haiti made in 2008 and updated in 2013 by Cécile Marotte, Associate Researcher at the Knowledge and Freedom Foundation (Fondation connaissance et liberté, FOKAL /OSI) from 2008 to 2012, clinical psychologist since 2013 at the Victoria Institute in Montréal - May 2013 (PDF)
    • HTI104082.FE - Frequency of kidnappings for ransom; groups targeted by kidnappers; measures taken by the authorities to fight kidnappings (2010-2012) - May 2012 (PDF)
    • HTI104083.E - Security situation, including criminality, measures taken by the government and other actors to combat crime (2010-2012) - May 2012 (PDF)
 
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Speech / Press / Internet
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
 
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Timeline
Media
 
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Trafficking
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
 
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