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Come meet Haitian Human Rights Attorney Mario Joseph
When: Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m.
Where: Redstone Building, 2940 – 16th Street (at Capp), San Francisco
[one block from 16th & Mission BART]
U.S.-based human rights lawyer Brian Concannon will be appearing with
There is no admission charge.
Mario Joseph, Esq. is founder and director of Bureau des Avocats
Internationaux (BAI), which has helped victims prosecute human rights
cases, trained Haitian lawyers and spoken out on justice issues since
1995. BAI successfully prosecuted perpetrators of the infamous
Raboteau Massacre, in one of the most significant human rights legal
victories ever in the Western Hemisphere. It was a springboard for
last year’s successful case against Haitian human rights abuser
Colonel Carl Dorélien, brought by the Center for Justice and
Brian Concannon Jr., Esq. has been co-manager of BAI since 1996.
Shortly after the 2004 U.S.-backed coup which ousted Haiti's
democratically-elected Aristide government, Concannon founded the
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti [http://www.ijdh.org]. IJDH's
mission is "to work with the people of Haiti in their non-violent
struggle for the return and consolidation of constitutional democracy,
justice and human rights, by distributing objective and accurate
information on human rights conditions in Haiti, pursuing legal cases,
and cooperating with human rights and solidarity groups in Haiti and
For more information write action.haiti[at]gmail.com or call 415-861-4116.