Justice In Haiti

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Law and Justice in Haiti When it comes to the matter of law and justice, Haiti has been regularly affected by outside powers. Haiti’s political system was set forth in the Constitution on March 29, 1987 and it consists of a semi-presidential republic and multiparty system, including a president. According to Amy Wilentz in her article Haiti: the Devil’s Bargain, although it does have a functioning government at this time, Haiti is considered a failure. Not because of its innate inferior people, but because of its history and lack of self-determination (Wilentz). Haiti is traditionally known to be a poor, rural, and undeveloped country. In Dieumeme Noelliste’s article titled “Poverty and The Gospel: The Case of Haiti” she states that although …show more content…

In the article Poverty and The Gospel: The Case of Haiti written by Dieumeme Noelliste, the author states that “Although situated in a region of the world classified as middle income, Haiti has never moved remotely close to that status during its life as a nation” (Noelliste). This is due to the fact that the unorganized government has never made a constant effort to help its citizens with the limited resources they have. There are little to no laws to protect the nation from poverty, the justice is completely obsolete. According to the article Haiti Sees Drop in Poverty Rates, but Inequality Remains written by the journalist Jaqueline Charles, relief efforts have been attempted by the government and social programs of Haiti, over 47 percent of households reported receiving some type of aid. However, the government and social programs cannot continue to provide this small aid, “The problem now is as aid declines, how do you sustain that?” (Charles). Citizens of Haiti are now oppressed and in poverty as the corrupt system uses the nation’s income to keep the wealthiest people at the top which can be shown in figure 2. This image displays groups of Haitians protesting the unfairness of the nation with signs that state “Stop corruption we want good distribution.” The Book Haiti Family Business also states that “As Haiti is ‘modernized’ economically and bound more closely to the international financial system, so more Haitians are seeking a political opening and demanding observance of constitutional and political rights” (Rod). Haitians are crying out for help and not receiving any government assistance in return, exemplifying their lack of justice. However, in the midst of all tragedy and poverty, author Noelliste emphasizes that they turn to their faith

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