Haiti Political Issues

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Haiti is a country that has a very risky political environment. The country has been known to be beset with radical protests that have even turned violent. The environmental devastations have also had a substantial effect on Haiti’s political arena. “Perhaps the biggest challenge facing Haiti’s government is rebuilding the country in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake and reconciliation. Lack of transparency in the using foreign aid is also an important related issue and the prime cause of poverty and inequality” (bricefoundation.org). These issues plaguing Haiti makes it a very dicey country in terms of future business development. In looking at the PRS Group’s political risk table (Appendix C) which measures where countries …show more content…

Haiti does have corruption and political unrest challenges that need to be rectified, but the country has taken important steps to call attention to those issues and address them head on. There have been several non-governmental organizations that are working to change the image of Haiti in hopes of boosting the economy and creating transparency in the government. Political risk is a huge factor when a company is contemplating where to sink their investment dollars, but Haiti should not be counted out as a probable business …show more content…

“Haiti adopted the French civil law system, including the French judicial structure and codification system. Six codes were enacted between 1825 and 1826: the Civil code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Commercial Code, the Criminal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Rural code. With minor changes, these codes resembled their French antecedents” (nyulawglobal.org). Haiti’s judicial system consists of four levels with the Supreme Court being the highest. Second, third, and fourth levels consist of the Courts of Appeals, Courts of First Instance, and Justice of the peace. These court systems establish a route for adjudication in the instance that someone or business feels wronged in a particular

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