Impunity, Responsibility and Citizenship – HAITI
The Graduate Center, CUNY
17 & 18 March 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
- Etienne Tassin (Université Paris-Diderot)
- William O’Neil (Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), SSRC/ UN
With the end of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986, Haiti witnessed the emergence of public demands and discourses addressing justice, democracy, individual rights, reconstruction, and later on, reconciliation. It was, however, 25 years later, after the return of Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti in January 2011, that the formal process of filing lawsuits against the person of the fallen dictator, and through him, against the dictatorship itself began, first on the basis of individual complaints, and later with the founding of the Collectif contre l’Impunité.