report "Building the Rule of Law in Haiti: New Laws for a New Era,"
authors Hans Joerg Albrecht, Louis Aucoin and Vivienne O’Connor examine
the shortcomings of the current criminal laws and opportunities to
reform the criminal code. The report finds promising signs that Haiti's
criminal laws, and thus its criminal justice system, will undergo huge
transformations in the coming years.
Despite Haiti's numerous challenges, the authors conclude that new
criminal laws will herald in a new era where criminal laws serve all the
people of Haiti, including the poor, vulnerable and marginalized,
rather than just the rich and powerful, and upon which respect for the
law and the legitimacy of a stronger justice system can be built.