Helpful Resources for Haiti Immigration Cases
Updated: May 1, 2020
The Haiti Asylum Information Project (HAIP) of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) contains extensive country condition information, including human rights reports and news clippings, an expert roster and model expert declarations.
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) has an Expert Witness Database (free of charge), an Asylum Records Database, and Litigation Support Materials. CGRS held a webinar on presenting Haitian asylum claims in 2017.
Alternative Chance/Chans Alternatif has extensive information on deportations.
The Haitian National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) has extensive human rights reporting, in both English and French.
The UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights' RefWorld page on Haiti.
In French, Haiti's main daily paper is Le Nouvelliste.
Resources for Working With Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses in U.S. Asylum Cases, a Handbook, University of North Carolina School of Law
The Importance of Expert Witnesses, Jeffrey S. Chase, former Immigration Judge
Please send suggestions for other helpful resources.