16 Jun 2011

Report over HaiTI Says That the Rule of Law Needs to Be Top Priority

A recent report for ISN highlights that, in spite of the election of a new President, Michel Martelly is unlikely to overcome Haiti’s reconstruction and development challenges because of the lack of the rule of law in the country. While the Caribbean nation has benefitted from a plethora of development aid, poverty, crime and bad governance continue to hinder the country’s reconstruction.

According to Edmond Mulet, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), In the absence of any significant progress in the Rule of Law field in Haiti all ongoing and future efforts for Haiti’s recovery, including reconstruction, economic and social development, humanitarian aid, security and political stability, might turn out to be unproductive. It is high time to put the Rule of Law back on top of the next government’s priority list.

For the entire in-depth report, please see Reliefweb.int.