Wednesday, December 28, 2011


(Haiti Libre) -

The Minustah, whose one of the pillars of its mandate is to support the strengthening of the rule of law in Haiti, has funded the rehabilitation and the construction of no less than fifty courts in Haiti.

Renovation of the Court of Appeals of Gonaïves

This week, Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the UN in Haiti and Head of the MINUSTAH, met in Gonaïves, the authorities of the place, including the departmental authorities, the Mayor and the judiciary. The Special Representative visited the Seat of the Court of Appeal of the city, whose buildings and infrastructure have recently been renovated with funding of the Minustah through its budget line of quick impact projects (QIPs).

This renovation, which has cost USD$ 33,500, was executed at the request of Haitian authorities and the city council is responsible for the work. Since January 2010, the Court of Appeal, the second largest of the country, and whose jurisdiction covers the entire Artibonite Department, worked in a private residence with limited space, resulting in a very difficult work for the Officers of Justice and the functioning of the Court.

New Peace Court for Terrier-Rouge

Another major project in this area has also been completed in the Northeast, which now has a peace court in Terrier Rouge. This project is also funded by the Minustah, and was executed in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and will enhance access to justice for all citizens of the area, while providing to the justice officials the conditions allowing them a better efficiency in the performance of local justice. The amount of work is approximately $50,000.

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