Treatment of Persons with Disabilities in Haiti

Created April 13, 2011

DOS 2010 Report. Haiti, at 23.

“[B]because of widespread and chronic poverty, a shortage of public services, and limited educational opportunities, persons with disabilities were severely disadvantaged...

UNHRC Report on Haiti, Annex, at 5.

“20. During his visits to [displaced person camps] the independent expert ...expressed his concern about the measures introduced to give persons with disabilities access to the camps and enable them to live there. He raised the matter with Michel Péan, Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities, who assured him that he was keeping a close eye on the measures announced to ensure respect for the rights of such persons.

UNHRC Report on Haiti, at 9-10.

“Persons with disabilities

“34. ... The international community is now confronted with a sharp increase in the number of persons with disabilities as a result of the injuries and loss of limbs caused by the earthquake...

“36. [The independent expert] recommends that the services of the Office of the Ombudsman should be commissioned to investigate possible infringements of the rights of persons with disabilities and to ensure that their rights are respected.

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