Weekly Report - 20 April 2023 (WR-23-16)

UN announces new envoy to Haiti

With Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s request for an international military deployment [WR-22-41] continuing to fall on deaf ears, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Volker Türk has appointed an expert on human rights in Haiti for a one-year period. This follows a 4 April UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution calling for the appointment amid mounting concern over “deadly gang violence engulfing the country, threatening livelihoods, and pushing half the population into hunger”.

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