Series Human rights - Investigation and verification - S-1880

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S-1880

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Human rights - Investigation and verification

Date(s)

  • 1993 - 2001 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 82

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International Civilian Mission in Haiti, OAS/UN (MICIVIH)
S-1880 consists of case files for human rights violations investigated by MICIVIH Human Rights Observers stationed at bases throughout Haiti from 1993 to 2000. The case files are arranged geographically by base, and then by number. A three-letter series prefix indicates the base. Each series of case files is accompanied by lists of case numbers with the name of the victim, date, location, and type of human rights violation. Violations and incidents investigated include: cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment; torture; murders and shootings; rape; illegal arrest, detention and imprisonment; illegal house searches; destruction of property; false criminal accusations; excessive use of force by members of the Haitian National Police (HNP); intimidation and death threats; extortion; threats to freedom of speech and association; popular justice killings; marronage (hiding); and land conflicts.

The case files for some series consist of a brief intake or incident reporting form, with basic facts about the incident and victim. In other series, the case files contain documentation about the case, compiled by MICIVIH Observers, such as: memoranda drafted by Observers, statements submitted by the victim, correspondence about the incident from various Haitian authorities; assessment reports about the victim prepared by MICIVIH’s Medical Unit, and photographs of the victim’s injuries.

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Chronological and geographical

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  • French, Creole

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2001/0171
2008/0451
2008/0452

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2001/0171

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