OEA/Ser.L/V/II.46

doc. 66 rev. 1

13 December 1979

Original: French

 

 

REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN HAITI

 

INTRODUCTION

A.      General Observations

B.      Organization and Work of the Special Commission

C.      Sources

D.      Organization of the Report

E.      Updating of the Current Report

CHAPTER I    -    LEGAL FRAMEWORK

A.      Haitiís international obligations in the field of Human Rights

B.      The 1964 Constitution and the Reforms of 1971

C.     Emergency Legislation

1.      State of Siege

2.       Full powers and suspension of constitutional guarantees

CHAPTER II    -     RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PERSONAL SECURITY

A.      Constitutional Provisions

B.      Individual denunciations of violations of the right to life

C.      Other deaths in prison          

D.      Summary Executions

E.      Personal Security

CHAPTER III   -   RIGHT OF PROTECTION FROM ARBITRARY ARREST AND RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS OF LAW

CHAPTER IV   -   RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF INVESTIGATION, OPINION, EXPRESSION AND DISSEMINATION OF IDEAS, AND RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF WORSHIP

A.      Freedom of investigation, opinion, expression and dissemination

B.       Freedom of religion and worship

CHAPTER V   -    RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY AND RIGHT OF ASSOCIATION

CHAPTER VI   -   RIGHT TO RESIDENCE AND MOVEMENT AND RIGHT TO NATIONALITY

A.       Right to residence and movement

B.       Right to nationality

CHAPTER VII       -    RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO PARTICIPATE IN GOVERNMENT

A.       Legislative branch

B.       Executive

C.       Political Parties

CHAPTER VIII       -      RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND RIGHT TO THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH AND TO WELL-BEING

CHAPTER IX      -        RIGHT TO WORK AND TO FAIR WAGE
CONCLUSIONS
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