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Current realities regarding the gains of Haiti’s 1987 constitution (May 18)

“Aktyalite aki demokratik konstitisyon 1987 yo”


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Tuesday, May 18, 4 :00 EDT (Haitian Flag Day)
Moderator: François Pierre-Louis

Participants :

  • Chantal Hudicourt-Ewald
  • Danièle Magloire
  • Georges Michel
  • Lucien Prophète
  • Jean Eddy Saint Paul

One of the most current issues in Haiti is a referendum scheduled for June 27 for a new constitution called for by the current state. The proposed constitution involves a series of changes.

This panel will discuss the legacy and stakes of the constitution of March 29, 1987, a national consensus after the fall of Duvalier in 1986. The 1987 constitution was written in a very specific context, to implant democracy and human rights. This panel will analyze the gains of the 1987 constitution in today’s context, comparing it with the proposed constitution, asking a range of questions for engaged Haitian citizens to make an informed decision.