UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, talks about her prison's visit experience in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 16, 2018 Under: Human Rights
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Ms. Bintou Keita, who has been in office since September 2017, traveled to Haiti from 5 to 9 February 2018 to support the efforts of the new United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), to discuss with the Haitian government and other MINUJUSTH mandate partners, and to ensure that human rights are at the heart of Haiti's sustainable development agenda.

During her brief visit to the Caribbean island, the UN representative took the opportunity to visit a prison in the southern city of Jeremie, and below is how she described her experience during a news interview and the recommendations she made to improve the prison conditions in Haiti, ranked the worst in the world, according to a latest Forbes publication.

“Were were able to visit the civil prison in Jeremie. It was very difficult emotionally. To see the living conditions of the prisoners who are really heap together, in very restraint space. We had the women in a corner, the minors in another and the men in another. But even the working conditions of the people who guard the prisoners are not the best. It is truly the vision of a system that is sick and we know the diagnosis, it has been years since the diagnosis was made and what we really need right now is a true political will to address the questions that will allow a change to come forth and to create a trust between the population and the Judical system.

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