Listen to Eye Witness Accounts of the Silvio Cator Stadium Eviction – Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Posted on July 28, 2011


Listen to Jocy Brooks and Greger Calhan speak on the Silvio Cator Stadium eviction

28 July 2011 Comments: 0

With the help of the Cen­ter for Con­sti­tu­tional Rights (CCR)‘s Ella Baker Fel­lows pro­gram, BAI legal interns Jocy Brooks and Greger Cal­han, sup­ported our team at the BAI’s Port-au-Prince office this summer.

In this pod­cast, Jocy and Greger report on what they wit­nessed at the evic­tion of the Sil­vio Cator Sta­dium that took place July 18th.  They also dis­cuss the cur­rent con­di­tions of Inter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDP) camps, camp res­i­dents’ prospects for the future, and the Hait­ian government’s cul­pa­bil­ity for the ille­gal evic­tions now occurring.

To lis­ten to Jocy and Greger’s Pod­cast, click here.

Jocy Brooks is a ris­ing 3L and a Stein Scholar for the Pub­lic Inter­est at Ford­ham Uni­ver­sity School of Law.  She has expe­ri­ence in pub­lic inter­est work at home and abroad – she has worked at the Wal­ter Leit­ner Inter­na­tional Human Rights Clinic to cre­ate a mobile legal aid clinic in rural Malawi as well as at the Global Jus­tice Cen­ter in New York.

Greger Cal­han is a 3L stu­dent and Hays Civil Lib­er­ties Fel­low at New York Uni­ver­sity.  Greger became involved in Hait­ian human rights advo­cacy as a mem­ber of NYU’s Global Jus­tice Clinic, where he worked with Pro­fes­sor Meg Sat­ter­waite to inves­ti­gate and doc­u­ment gender-based vio­lence in Haiti’s IDP camps. In the past he has vol­un­teered at the Cen­ter for Vic­tims of Tor­ture and worked on related asy­lum claims as a legal intern at the Advo­cates for Human Rights.

With the ille­gal evic­tions of Haitians in Inter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons camps increas­ing since the Martelly admin­is­tra­tion took office this May, IJDH-BAI con­tin­ues to staunchly advo­cate for Haitian’s rights against forced evic­tions until ade­quate hous­ing alter­na­tives are provided.
Thank you for sup­port­ing us as we con­tinue this impor­tant work.
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