First mission of the new UN independent expert Gustavo Gallon to Haiti

September 22, 2013

 

Haiti - Justice : First mission of the new UN independent expert

Haiti Libre on 22 September welcomes the visit by Gustavo Gallón, the new Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, appointed by the UN Council of Human Rights in June 2013 [replacing Michel Forst, who had completed his term], will visit Haiti from 23 September to 1October 2013.

During this first visit, I will monitor the reality for the Haitian both in Port-au-Prince and outside of the capital and for that I will be traveling to at least one of the other departments […] I also would like to become acquainted with the Haitian authorities, the international community and civil society,” indicated Mr. Gallón.

During his mission, the Independent Expert will meet with Haitian authorities, the Office du Protecteur des Citoyens, the diplomatic corps, representatives of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and UN agencies, human rights defenders and civil society. Mr. Gallón will present his mission report to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014.

Gustavo Gallon has over 30 years of experience as a human rights defender and University Professor of Public Law and Human Rights. He was the Special Representative of the United Nations Human Rights Commission for Equatorial Guinea from 1999 to 2002. He is director of the Colombian Commission of Jurists since its establishment in 1988.

via Haiti – Justice : First mission of the new UN independent expert – HaitiLibre.com, Haiti News, The haitian peoples voice.

One Response to “First mission of the new UN independent expert Gustavo Gallon to Haiti”

  1. Ivanka Milanova Says:

    Mr. Hans Thoolen,

    Thank you very much for your help. provided to me in this difficult time for me! Thank you for your comprehension. Tolerance for me! Thank you for everything.

    With deep respect!

    Ivanka Milanova

    Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:49:23 +0000 To: ivmilanova@hotmail.com


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