Human Rights

The MINUJUSTH human rights activities focus on three areas of work:

  1. Improved compliance of the State with human rights mechanisms;
  2. Improved capacity of the national human rights institution (Office for the Protection of Citizens - OPC);
  3. 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. 

Jane Connors, Victims’ Rights Advocate visited Haiti from 22 to 26 April 2018 to learn more about the work done by MINUJUSTH and the UN Country Team to implement the UN Secretary-General’s strategy to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018

After 14 days of Introductory Dance labs, Kettly Noël young dancers presented an adaptation of her contemporary performance "Tichèlbè": engaged art against gender based violence. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018

After 14 days of Introductory Dance labs, Kettly Noël young dancers presented an adaptation of her contemporary performance "Tichèlbè": engaged art against gender based violence. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018

Jane Connors, Victims’ Rights Advocate visited Haiti from 22 to 26 April 2018 to learn more about the work done by MINUJUSTH and the UN Country Team to implement the UN Secretary-General’s strategy to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018

Jane Connors, Victims’ Rights Advocate visited Haiti from 22 to 26 April 2018 to learn more about the work done by MINUJUSTH and the UN Country Team to implement the UN Secretary-General’s strategy to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018