Wednesday, September 28, 2011


(Haiti Libre) -

While many Senators are questioning the authenticity of certain documents of the Prime Minister-designate,... Dr. Garry Conille, wants to ensure ... that the institutions in question, have issued certain documents. Mr. Kedler Augustin, lawyer for Dr. Garry Conille gave explanations on the documents responsible for the concern of some Senators.

Question of residence :
"...the issue of residence is exhausted in my opinion. There is no doubt that Garry Conille is a public servant;... for that matter we have not only proved that by texts, but we published a picture where Mr. Garry Conille handed his credentials to the Head of Government of Niger [...] Diplomats benefit from the principle of extraterritoriality. This principle clearly states that the person still retains his residence in Haiti."

Absence of national identification card:
"...It is still necessary to refer to the Constitution, at the level of Article 11 which obligates the citizen to have a national identification card. I also note, that there is Article 3 which obligates the state to issue a national identification card. So there are two obligations: the obligation of citizens to withdraw their card,... but also an obligation of the State to issue the card. In fulfilling this primary obligation under Article 11,... has Garry Conille requested his national identification card? I can not answer. There is a certificate issued by the ONI that justifies that the citizen had requested his national identification card. The reality is what it is,... so far we do not see this card in the folder"

Definitive statement of tax :
"...A public servant, in international law, enjoys what we call a "tax exemption". Garry Conille, presented in the folder some documents, as a precaution so that he would not be attacked,... thinking that people would not understand the rules of international law as he did, ... but, he was not obliged, because I think he has already paid nearly 992,000 gourds. This is an exemption provided by the conventions [...] a citizen who has the status of an international civil servant must not pay [tax in his country],... there is no risk of a lack of taxation, ... but a risk of double taxation. The official risk [without this law] is to be taxed, both in the host country and in the country where he lives..."

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