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Calls for respect for human rights in the deployment of the mission in Haiti  Momento.net

Calls for respect for human rights in the deployment of the mission in Haiti Momento.net

Port-au-Prince, June 4 (EFE). – Amnesty International has expressed concern about the “lack of transparency” regarding the status of human rights safeguards for the multinational security support mission in Haiti.

Anna Becker, the organization’s director, indicated in a statement that the aforementioned deployment, expected in the coming weeks, will respect human rights.

“It is essential to ensure that any actions taken by this multinational mission led by Kenya and supported by the United States and other countries are in strict accordance with international human rights law, as endorsed by the United Nations Security Council,” he declared.

“A setback in this regard would be devastating to the rights of the Haitian people,” Baker declared.

Previous missions have violated human rights

Baker stressed that previous foreign or multinational security missions in Haiti were “marred by widespread human rights violations and rampant impunity,” which is why all necessary measures must be taken, before and for the duration of any deployment to Haiti to prevent history from repeating itself. .

According to Amnesty International, despite the clear requirements stipulated in UN Security Council Resolution 2699 (2023), which allows the participation of UN Member States in the mission and ensures the highest degree of transparency, it still lacks detailed public information about Rules, procedures, structure and accountability mechanisms.

Requires training for staff

“In addition to undergoing background checks, mission personnel must receive extensive training, before and during deployment, on UN basic principles, human rights law, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, and protection of civilian populations and children,” Baker added.

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For Amnesty International, it is necessary to establish an independent mechanism to receive complaints, investigate all complaints of human rights violations, decide on reparations, and refer individual cases to an ordinary Haitian court or any judicial authority in a country that provides staff to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute. EFE

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