The MINUJUSTH human rights activities focus on three areas of work:
- Improved compliance of the State with human rights mechanisms;
- Improved capacity of the national human rights institution (Office for the Protection of Citizens - OPC);
- Improved capacity of civil society organizations to ensure better promotion and protection of human rights in Haiti. MINUJUSTH will partner with a local “watch dog” NGO to support monitoring, promotion and protection of human rights in critical areas.
During the next two years, MINUJUSTH will provide the OPC with the support it requires to consolidate its position as an oversight institution playing an effective oversight role, guided by the Constitution, allowing MINUJUSTH support functions to national and local institutions, to diminish over time.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I would like to honour the generations of women and girls who have transformed our societies by defending human rights and demanding equality – often in the face of daunting challenges and great personal sacrifice.