Posted by: piedrasyluz | February 27, 2011

Support Duvalier Victims

GO TO CHANGE.ORG

A group of victims and family members of the Duvalier regime is seeking worldwide support for their cause.

To go to “change.org” to sign their petition, click on the image to the left.

Here is an English version of the message:

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE HAITIAN LAW SYSTEM IN THE JEAN CLAUDE DUVALIER TRIAL

We, the undersigned individuals and institutions from around the world, express our strongest support for the efforts of the Haitian legal system to investigate, bring to trial and sanction the violations of human rights perpetrated under the Jean Claude Duvalier dictatorship.  We state our full solidarity with the victims of this dictatorship and their quest for justice.  The violations perpetrated under this regime constitute crimes against humanity, to which a statute of limitations does not apply. The rejection of impunity in these cases is clearly required by international law and public conscience. This is why we recall that truth, justice, reparation and the documentation of the past are essential conditions for the construction of the rule of law, the implementation of an advanced democracy and the achievement of human and sustainable development, objectives legitimately coveted by the suffering Haitian people.


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