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SUMMARY: Haiti reacts to Withdrawal of Nightmarish MINUSTAH, and the Coming of MINUJUSTH (a new “Minus Justice,” mini-MINUSTAH force? ) to strengthen the rule of law, policing and human rights protection in Haiti?!!!
For whose entertainment shall we sing our agony? To the destroyers, aspiring to extinguish us, reveling in their own fantastic success? The last imbecile to dream such dreams is dead, killed by the saviors of his dreams.” — Ayi Kwei Armah
HLLN says no to the UN remaining in Haiti – No mini-MINUSTAH!
Partez! Leave MINUSTAH, Leave!- Watch video
MINUSTAH or MINI-MINUSTAH, let’s not be fooled, equates to occupation. Whatever they call it, it must not come back. For we cannot combat crimes with criminals. We cannot build democracy with violators of human rights. We cannot seek for freedom with shackle masters. We cannot protect women, girls, and children with child molesters and rapists. MINUSTAH must be held accountable on all charges so justice may give them clearance.
MINUSTAH must stand before the court in Haiti to challenge all wrongdoings, malfeasances, and crimes against the Haitian people, which they are accused of. The UN Security Council must not vote on any type or reduced version of MINUSTAH to stay in Haiti. The Haitian people, activists, and militants must say NO to any resolution to prolong MINUSTAH’s presence in Haiti in whatever shape, form, and type it may be considered.
An institution that proclaims immunity for crimes committed cannot be trusted to promote justice since we are seeking pathways to re-build a society based upon the rules of law and the respect for human rights and dignity.” –Dr. Jean-Benito Mercier, HLLN and signer of the HLLN Petition for Justice for the MINUSTAH victims
Haiti corrects the CORE Group “Friends of Haiti” narrative in the UN Security Council Resolution 2350 that called the corrupt, destabilizing, diseased, violent and murdering UN-MINUSTAH mission a “success” and “stabilizing” force in Haiti. (See, here and here.)
Haiti Petition On UN and UN Sex Trafficking Rings
Request for document preservation, setting up an independent investigation and enforcement unit to protect Haiti rule of law, community policing and rule of law from United Nations predators. (See Petition, below – Sign the Petition on-line here; Siyen isit – Read Petition in Kreyòl- Li Petisyon an Kreyòl: Petisyon Kont Kadejak ak Lòt Krim Seksyèl Nasyonzini Fè An Ayiti)
Haiti Petition and Notice For Document Preservation to United Nations/MINUSTAH
Call for Action by the UN Security Council, the Secretary-General and President Donald Trump’s Ambassador Nikki Haley to address past misrepresentation of the extent of Rape, Pedophilia, MINUSTAH Babies, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and for Document Preservation, Paternity Procedure, Independent Haiti Enforcement Court
The undersigned parties,
Taking note of the Secretary-General’s recommendation in his Report to the Security Council on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti dated 16 March 2017 (S/2017/223), to close the MINUSTAH mission by 15 October 2017;
Taking note that US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has taken the strongest position demanding justice for the UN sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) victims than any previous US ambassadors to the UN and that President Donald Trump promised to champion Haiti in a manner more democratic and just than the last US administrations;
Taking note of the UN Security Council resolution on April 13, 2017, and welcoming the 15-0 vote to fully withdraw MINUSTAH from Haiti by 15 October 2017;
Taking note of the not-so-welcoming news that remaining MINUSTAH shall be renamed United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) and MINUJUSTH shall be “composed of up to seven Formed Police Units (FPUs) or 980 FPU personnel and 295 Individual Police Officers (IPOs)… to be deployed to five regional departments in Haiti ” to ostensibly help train more militarized Haiti national police and to maintain the status quo, which the UN is calling “successfully,” “constitutional,” and “stable.” (April 13, 2017/SC Resolution 2350)
Recalling the Secretary-General’s Report to the General Assembly entitled “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach” dated 28 February 2017 (A/71/818) recognized the rights of victims;
Recalling Security Council resolution 2272 (2016), and all other relevant United Nations resolutions regarding the United Nations’ zero-tolerance pronouncements over the last two decades (See, “By Force: United Nations Pedophilia, Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Prostitution and Ethnic Cleansing of National Groups” by Èzili Dantò of HLLN );
Recalling the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2007, entitled “United Nations Comprehensive Strategy on Assistance and Support to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Staff and Related Personnel,” (A/Res/62/214);
Emphasizing that from 2004 to 2007 MINUSTAH units, including at least 134 Sri Lankan troops were expelled from Haiti for sexual abuse, pedophilia, rape of, not just nine (9) children as reported by the Associated Press on April 12, 2017, but for sexually abusing untold numbers of poor Haiti women, men and children. These victims were put in MINUSTAH brothels in Martissant, Haiti and along the roads. Many poor women, youths – orphan boys and girls, some openly kidnapped using UN tanks and vehicles were taken from the streets on pretended charges and arrested for unspecified wrongdoings, and then placed in brothels where they were made to service grown MINUSTAH and UN men 24/7 from the three years between 2004 to 2007. These UN sex-trafficking rings continue, in a more low-keyed way for 13-years and to the present with UN personnel, and air assets traveling throughout Haiti;
Emphasizing that Haiti is not at war, has never been at war and was purposely destabilized in 2004 to legitimized the presence of MINUSTAH and private foreign military subcontractors;
Emphasizing that Haiti has less violence than the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica, Brazil, Washington D.C. and most of the nations in the Western Hemisphere, but the UN illegally brought in a Chapter 7, shoot-to-kill MINUSTAH mission for 13-years that has supervised and participated in installing its former career UN employee, Gerard Latorture (2004-2006) while sanctioning the deportation of 8,000 duly elected Haiti officials and court justices in 2004 and then presided over silencing unarmed protestors; and legitimizing the rigged elections of both the catastrophic Michel Martelly (2011-2016) and Jovenel Moise (2017 to present).
Emphasizing that while the UN resolution to withdraw MINUSTAH maintained that MINUSTAH strengthened democratic institutions and the rule of law in Haiti, the Haitians are saying they have the first “inculpé” – legally incriminated – president in their history. Jovenel Moise has been under investigation for money laundering since before he began campaigning for president.
Emphasizing while the UN-MINUSTAH is promoting their success in Haiti, many of the Haiti parliament are known drug traffickers, bought their seats and the first parliamentary act of the Jovenel Moise Administration was to push through a pseudo defamation law which the Haitian people see as a means of silencing freedom of the press and the public from speaking the truth about the corrupt government put in place under MINUSTAH.
Emphasizing that the UN-MINUSTAH mission subverted Haiti democracy; brought rape, repression, senseless death, disease, dictatorship; rigged elections benefiting UN senior officials, the MINUSTAH contributing nations and the Haiti billionaire oligarchs; a cholera epidemic that killed tens of thousand, continues to kill Haitians and cover-ups of these crimes, not stability.
Emphasizing that the UN’s own records show that the violence rate in Haiti was 5.6 per 100,000 people in 2007. But under UN-MINUSTAH’s 13-year reign, Haiti violence doubled to 10.2 per 100,000.
Considering that senior UN officials and the UN aided and abetted the Clintons, the World Bank and the UN Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in squandering billions in earthquake funds so there was no Haiti reconstruction;
Considering that the UN also helped cover up the source of the cholera epidemic; its legal responsibility for poisoning the Haiti waterways and legal accountability to the cholera victims since October 2010 to the present (Èzili pale sou dosye LONU e krim li fè an Ayiti lan pote kolera, 2012);
Considering that the UN-MINUSTAH forces trained militarized Haiti police units to maintain dictatorship, corruption, indefinite detention of political opponents, drug trafficking and money laundering of the oligarchs, injustice of every kind and the cemetery silence of the Haiti masses who push for direct democracy, sovereignty, self-determination, territorial integrity and to have the trillions in Haiti natural resources be used for local Haiti development, not enrichment of the UN senior officials, personnel, and their affiliated extraction companies;
Considering that the reality on the ground is that MINUSTAH came into Haiti to help managed the colonial chaos and instability of the Western imperial powers – notably the United States, Canada(Britain), France – and plays peacekeeper (the AFRICOM of the Western Hemisphere) to protect the Haiti oligarchs and their warlords in Haiti, including letting Guy Philippe and other such status quo warlords and known drug traffickers and destabilizers roam free with impunity in Haiti for the entire decade of MINUSTAH, subverting the rule of law, civil order, human rights and justice;
Considering that the UN is the primary arbiter of global human rights in the world and that universal jus cogens norms cannot be abrogated and the fundamental right to life requires that for every harm there must be a legal remedy. (See also, David S Mitchell, The Prohibition of Rape in International Humanitarian Law as a Norm of Jus Cogens Clarifying the Doctrine. 15 Duke J. Comp & Int’l L. 219, 228, -229, 231-32 (2005) and Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.);
Concerned by the UN’s disregard for the inherent conflict of interests in the close relationship between senior officials in critical roles in the Conduct & Discipline function of the Department of Field Support and the Investigations Division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS);
Concerned by the referral of SEA cases, identified by OIOS as ‘Category I’ misconducts, that are not investigated by OIOS but have been referred to other offices within the UN, notably the MINUSTAH mission, the Department of Field Support and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations;
Concerned by the disparate treatment of UN personnel who are possible victims of sexual harassment, (and whose investigations are conducted under ST/SGB/2008/5) and that of Haitian civilians who are possible victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (and whose investigations should be conducted by OIOS under ST/AI/273) and the UN’s failure to hitherto examine the overlap between sexual harassment and sexual exploitation and abuse;
Concerned by the number of SEA cases in Haiti, the existence of which had been denied by the MINUSTAH mission, that are discovered without undue difficulty by third parties;
Deeply concerned that the UN’s “zero tolerance policy” and system for investigating sexual crimes in Haiti and being its own judge, jury, and executioner has encouraged immunity and impunity for the predators of sexual abuse and illicit sexual activities in Haiti;
Deeply concerned that UN impunity in Haiti is evidenced by decades of left-behind UN-babies and MINUSTAH babies;
Deeply concerned that the Conduct and Discipline unit in Haiti has generally been used to keep the credibly reported cases low; to attack the veracity of the victims; to protect the predators and wear down the victims by palming off the investigation from one internal UN agency to the other and even back to the peacekeeping unit where the perpetrator is assigned;
Deeply concerned that records may be lost or destroyed in the staged closure of the MINUSTAH mission;
Deeply concerned that MINUSTAH is leaving Haiti on October 2017 and de-escalating to a non-military force (S/2017/313) but there’s been no justice for its victims of rape, pedophilia, and SEA;
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Deeply concerned that although MINUSTAH is getting downsized and renamed, there are still 20 or so other UN agencies in Haiti with a culture of rape, sexual abuse, immunity for crimes and impunity in general;
The undersigned Haiti petitioners and concerned individuals, appeal to the UN Security Council and US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, to take note of the Haiti nightmare not reflected in S/res/2350(2017) but herein outlined and to use their influence to bring the measures detailed below to application for the UN victims of sexual abuse in Haiti;
Now therefore, to that end, the undersigned Haiti petitioners and concerned individuals hereby call upon the Secretary-General:
(First) Notice to Preserve – UN/MINUSTAH Document Preservation
to issue an immediate directive requiring that all records of all acts of misconduct reported against MINUSTAH from the time they got to Haiti to their departure; whether reported directly to the peacekeeping bases in Haiti, collected from the wide range of United nations entities or within the United Nation system and/or reported to the Conduct & Discipline Team in MINUSTAH, all, be preserved;
(Second) Independent Haiti Panel
to provide all MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH records of wrongdoing to an Independent Haiti Court of Investigation, Ethics, and Human Rights Enforcers (Haiti UN-MINUSTAH-NINUJUSTH independent Court) that will provide justice for the UN sexual exploitation and abuse victims. This independent court shall not, in any way, be connected to the United Nation, its affiliates or NGOs. But shall be comprised of both Haiti-led and Haiti-capacity building international and local legal experts, such as Èzili Dantò’s HLLNetwork, which has a history of protecting and defending the most vulnerable and abused of Haitian peoples. This Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Court shall be provided with all misconduct files for the purposes, inter alia, of carrying out an audit of all reported misconduct cases, and the activities of the Conduct & Discipline Team in MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH, from its inception to the present and for as long as there is a UN presence in Haiti;
(Third) Paternity Procedure for UN and MINUSTAH Babies
the Independent Haiti Investigators and Human Rights Enforcers shall be granted the authority and proper funding to set up an expeditious manner for determining rape and illicit sexual activities through DNA testing and the paternity of all MINUSTAH children left in Haiti by MINUSTAH troops, UN civilian authorities and police (the “UN-MINUSTAH babies”) in Haiti. Child support payments shall be established to support UN and MINUSTAH babies;
(Fourth) Cultural Specific Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation
Justice for the Haiti SEA victims demands that there are medical and psychological treatments provided to heal the physical and mental health issues caused by the violations, including C-PTSD mental health counseling and treatments that are Haiti cultural specific to help heal psychological trauma, to treat STDs, and other ailments many are left with. Oftentimes there is a cycle of abuse where child victims mirror what they’ve been taught and become perpetrators themselves, abusing other children and continuing the cycle as adults. Counseling is required to assist and educate the entire community about this special nature of sexual abuse; to help stop the shame, the victim’s mental health issues that sometimes lead to suicide, chronic depression, high-risk behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, promiscuity or other violent anti-social behaviors which will again adversely affect and victimize the entire community. Haiti-capacity building resources shall be provided to Haiti-led community-based organizations for the local communities and the victims to decide how to address these issues, integrate the MINUSTAH babies and raise awareness to stop the social stigmatization, community ostracizations of rape victims, repair the dehumanization caused by Haitians being made into objects, sexualized by UN aid workers, UN NGO agencies, police, and “peacekeepers.”
(Fifth) Zero Tolerance Enforcement directed at UN Agencies and Peacekeeping and Police Units in Haiti
The Independent Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Court shall be duly funded and directed to propose and enforce Zero Tolerance measures, and recommend prosecutions enforceable by any national court once the MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Haiti court has found that there is a credible SEA violation in Haiti.
To that end the Secretary General shall direct, inter alia, that there is no UN immunity for crimes, including sexual crimes by UN agents.
A) No Immunity for Crimes or Torts
1) issue a directive that the new non-militarized replacement MINUJUSTH mission does not have immunity for crimes and torts, including crimes such as pedophilia, rape, forced pregnancy and other SEA;
Publish the names and nationalities of all sex offenders
2) require the UN to publish and release the names and nationalities of all UN perpetrators of sexual crimes;
International Sex Offender Registry
3) Put then on an international sex offender registry and bar these sex offenders from all further peacekeeping and UN jobs, whatsoever.
B) Address past Misrepresentation of the Extent of Rape, Pedophilia, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) of MINUSTAH in Haiti
The Secretary General shall direct the Independent Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Court to review and adjudicate all sexual abuse cases including those cases that were not reported because the survivors were afraid or discouraged by the United Nations’ culture of impunity, as shown by decades of documented gross institutional failures and independent investigations;
Contrary to popular belief, the UN has no legal immunity to commit torts, crimes or war crimes
The Secretary-General’s directive shall state that there is no immunity for sexual crimes of UN workers, peacekeepers, peacebuilders nor for any UN affiliates whom the UN has outsourced its mandated functions. For UN soldiers and militarized police units – MINUSTAH-MINUJUST- there is only immunity for UN operational necessity, not for torts, regular crimes or war crimes. Contrary to what the UN likes to tell the media, the UN is not in a legal bind to hold its employees accountable for wrongdoing and must stop that fiction. Soldiers from troop contributing countries do not have legal immunity merely for participating in peacekeeping operations. They have immunity for the operational necessities to carry out their mission, not for crimes. UN-MINUSTAH immunity has been abused and conferred to protect predators, to cover-up wrongdoings, and not provide world peace, stability, and security. Raping a 6-year old boy, or contaminating Haiti’s rivers with diseased UN cholera feces and covering it up, are not a part of any operational necessity of any UN peace, human rights, and stability function. This unlawful UN immunity that’s impunity violates customary international law and norms.
If the UN granted the troop contributing nations to MINUSTAH (and its successors), immunity for war crimes, crimes of rape or any crimes whatsoever done in Haiti, by any agreement, then that treaty was null and void at its inception because it conflicts with peremptory norms of general international law including Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. The current UN manner of operating that effectively grants immunity for rape and other crimes must be abolished in order to bring to application the rule of law and justice for the MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH and UN aid worker victims of sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) in Haiti.
(C) No decriminalization
The directive shall state that SEA acts shall no longer be decriminalized or euphemistically minimized as “transactional sex,” or “survival sex,” but identified and clearly referred to as innate crimes and violations of fundamental rights protected under international and local laws, subject to prosecution and universal jurisdiction.
(D) Three Strikes Law for the UN and Economic Deterrence
The Secretary General shall direct the Independent Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Court to propose and enforce certain zero tolerance initiatives, such as the Èzili HLLNetwork’s recommended “Three Strikes law” to help stop the UN culture of impunity and limit the ability of offenders to go scot free without punishment.
For instance, make it retroactive that if there are three or more credible allegations against a MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH contributing member nation, then that nation no longer has the privilege to provide UN peacekeeping troops to Haiti;
- • Require that when three credible sex abuse complaints are lodged against any one contributing MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH nation, including all complaints against MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH subcontractors such as their air asset and medical units), when three such credible complaints are lodged during any 6-month rotation period, then the entire member state unit, or FPU unit or outsourced police trainer units or company shall be subjected to a predetermined thirty-five percent (35%) unit dock in pay.
- • The UN shall also immediately withhold payments to any individual police, peacekeeper, peace builder, UN personnel and/or subcontractor facing credible SEA allegations.
- • These economic consequences are to help deter the culture of cover-up and impunity within the UN system.
- • Similarly, when any UN agency in Haiti is accused of three credible rape, pedophilia, forced pregnancy or other sexual misconduct violations, then the entire agency shall be subject to the three strike economic consequences, docks in individual pay, for the names of the perpetrators to be put in an international sex offender registry. The UN agency with three strikes shall also be subject to being expelled from Haiti.
- • Docks in pay that are collected shall go into a trust fund to assist victims of UN sexual abuse and exploitation in Haiti. The fund shall be supervised by the Independent Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Investigators and Human Rights Enforcer Court. The UN shall do all that is necessary and expeditious to hold and transfers these funds for the benefit of the victims harmed.
(Six) The undersigned petitioners request that the Secretary-General present the Terms of Reference of this independent Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH court of investigation, ethics and human rights enforcement to the General Assembly for approval, and require that said Haiti ethics court carry out a complete review of every allegation of SEA received from within the UN system or by the Conduct and Discipline Team against MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH, and to have complete access to records held on them on their ‘Misconduct Tracking System’ since the inception of MINUSTAH with the power to recommend punishment, relief, remedy and zero tolerance initiatives (i.e. Three credible complaints against any contributing nation or FPU during any 6-month rotation period shall result in a dock in pay for the entire contributing nation unit, Formed Police unit and/or UN agency, including MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH subcontractors such as the medical and air asset subcontractors).
(Seven) to present the reports and recommendations of the Independent Haiti MINUSTAH-MINUJUSTH Court to the General Assembly.
Presented and sponsored by:
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN)
Èzili Dantò, Founder and Executive Director
April 14, 2017
Chantal Laurent, The Zen Haitian, Haitian Blogger
Eugenia Charles, Fondasyon Mapou
Jean Saint-Vil – Jafrikayiti, Haitian Historian and Justice Activist
Myrtha Désulmé – President, The Haiti-Jamaica Society
Tony Jean Thenor – Veye Yo and Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
Willie & Mary Ratcliff, San Francisco Bay View newspaper
Cynthia Verna – Haitian chef and artist
Picard Losier, Esq., – Radio Ayiti & Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
Raymond Winbush, Ph.D.
Daniella Bien-Aime – Bien-Aime Post
Jean-Benito Mercier, Ph.D.
Randy Short, Ph.D.
Alvin Clinscales, Jr – Free Haiti Movement & Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
Mary Kate Rejouis – Episcopal Priest in the United States
Julius Clinton Sr – Free Haiti Movement, USA
Einar Schlereth – einarschlereth.blogspot.se
Hugues Girard, Legacy of 1804
Dale Ruff – Blogger at Oped News
Bernard Sansaricq, former Haiti Senator
Anna Barabaschuk, New Zealand
Michel Sanon, Haiti poet, Montreal
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By Force: United Nations Pedophilia, Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Prostitution and Ethnic Cleansing of National Groups