Haiti – Diplomacy : The Core Group condemns the assassination of the President of the Bar Association
In a note, the Core Group, made up of the Ambassadors of Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States of America, France, the European Union, the Special Representative of the OAS and of Helen La Lime the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations “condemns in the strongest terms” the assassination on Friday August 28 of Me Monferrier Dorval, President of the Bar of Port-au-Prince https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-31661-icihaiti-pelerin-5-assassination-of-the-president-of-the-bar-of-port-au-prince.html
“Me Dorval was not only a respected jurist but also a committed man, serving the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in Haiti. His murder is an attack on these fundamental values.
It is imperative that the circumstances surrounding his death be clarified as part of an investigation by the relevant authorities, including the Haitian National Police, and that the perpetrators of this assassination be arrested and brought to justice. The same goes for other serious crimes committed in Haiti. The Core Group encourages the Haitian authorities to increase their efforts to improve the security climate and fight impunity in strict compliance with existing laws and human rights. The members of the Group welcome the public commitment made to this end by President Jovenel. He also calls on actors in Haitian public life to unite decisively against the violence affecting Haiti so that the population can enjoy their fundamental rights.
The members of the Group extend their condolences to the relatives of the deceased, to his colleagues as well as to the Haitian people and join in their pain in these difficult times.”
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