Toward the creation of a Verification Commission in Haiti.
On Monday, April 11, 2016, the Interim President Jocelerme Privert sent letters to all political parties, whether represented in the Parliament or not, to discuss the establishment of an Electoral Verification Commission. The discussion would start from April 12, 2016, as per the terms of the Commission as mentioned before. The Head of the State has said, it is his obligation to define the role of the Commission based on the consensus of all involved stakeholders to avoid all future crises. We might remember that in last month, even the Haitian Human Rights Leaders, composing coalition of RNDDH, CNO, CONHANE and SOFA, had recommended the necessity of a verification process to uphold Haitians' right to vote and to avoid a major political and electoral crisis.
Pierre Esperence began his tenure as a Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights after a ceremony held in Turkey. It was the first time that honor had been bestowed on a Haitian, and it no doubt came on the heels of Esperence's work as the RNDDH's (National Network for the Defense of Human Rights) head. The members of the international federation span over 100 countries and in his post, Esperence is set to vote in matters that will affect millions worldwide.