February 23, 2011
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UN Independent Expert will visit Haiti
From 20 to 27 February 2011, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Michel Forst will visit the Country for the third time after the January 2010 earthquake.
The aim of the mission is to analyse the situation of the country after his last visit on September 2010, and to verify if the recommendations reflected in his last report on Haiti presented to Human Rights Council, are being implemented.
The mission will focus on the implementation of the human rights approach for the reconstruction of the country, the Rule of Law reforms and the prevention of impunity of human rights perpetrators.
Mr. Michel Forst will meet with local and international high authorities, representatives of the government, diplomatic corps and, civil society. He will visit places such as: camps of internally displaced persons, prisons, and the city of Jacmel and Cap-Haitїen.
At the end of his visit, Mr. Michel Forst shall report and make recommendations on the human rights Haiti situation to the Human Rights Council.