Technical assistance and capacity-building to improve the situation of human rights in Haiti, in connection with a request from the authorities of Haiti for coordinated and targeted international action

Year

2024

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

55

Session Type

HRC Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

Haiti

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • This Haiti-sponsored resolution is critical of the human rights situation in the country due to gang violence. While the resolution holds the government accountable for protection of human rights, it does not blame the government for violations, but rather encourages the government to find a solution for the crisis.
  • The government of Haiti sponsored and supported the resolution.
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 10, which concerns mere "technical assistance," signaling an uncritical approach.

Main Sponsors

Haiti, France

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

  • "Notes the efforts made by the Government of Haiti to restore security in the country…"

Key Criticism

  • "Expressing grave concern that the worsening of the violence perpetrated by the armed gangs that control most of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and parts of several towns in the provinces is creating a situation of alarming insecurity and a shortage of basic necessities and medical care…"
  • "Expressing grave concern also about the correlation that exists in Haiti between the power of the armed gangs and the systematic use of sexual and gender-based violence…"
  • "Expressing grave concern further at human rights violations and abuses, physical attacks on individuals, abductions, torture, mutilation and massacres…"
  • "Condemning the violations and abuses committed against children in Haiti, including the recruitment and use, killing, maiming and abduction of children, rape and other forms of sexual violence against children…"
  • "Calls on the Government of Haiti to step up its efforts to ensure respect for and the promotion and protection of human rights, to strengthen the rule of law, including the judicial and prison systems, and to combat gender-based violence and discrimination, as well as corruption and impunity…"
  • "Decides to extend, for a renewable period of one year, the mandate of the independent human rights expert appointed by the High Commissioner…"

Full Vote

  • Yes0

  • No0

  • Abstain0

  • Absent0