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3 Years After Haiti's Devastating Earthquake: Using Legal Empowerment to Build Haiti Back Better
William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Jan 12 marks the third anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. Nicole Phillips, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, will be talking about their work at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to represent victims of human rights abuses, including rape victims, political prisoners, victims of cholera and earthquake survivors threatened with forced evictions from displacement camps. The BAI's successful legal approach includes grassroots organizing and community engagement to obtain justice for individual victims and to advance social justice more broadly.