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Politique nationale de lutte contre les changements climatiques

08/07/2019 Rights: Information Participation Topics: Climate Change Environmental education Haiti
The National Policy to Combat Climate Change seeks to provide strategic guidance and vision in Haiti's response to climate change. It includes participation and transparency as guiding principles and puts in place several access to information and public engagement measures to strengthen its impact.

Loi sur l'assistance légale (Loi No. 6-2018)

26/10/2018 Rights: Justice Topics: Gender Haiti
The law establishes a public administrative body (National Legal Aid Council) to provide economically and financially disadvantaged persons with free legal aid in Haiti. Such aid is applicable to all areas of law.

Loi sur l'État d'urgence

19/04/2010 Rights: Information Justice Haiti
The law aims to protect persons and goods in case of natural disaster through intervention measures in case of natural catastrophe and the restoring of the situation after the emergency in Haiti. It contains dissemination of information and access to justice provisions.

Décret portant sur la Gestion de l’Environnement

26/01/2006 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Environmental education Environmental assessment Haiti

This Decree defines the national policy on environmental management and regulates the conduct of citizens for sustainable development. It reconizes the every person's right to a healthy and enjoyable environment. 

Constitution de la République d'Haïti

29/03/1987 Rights: Information Participation Justice Haiti

The Constitution of Haiti requires the State to publish information, in particular laws, orders and decrees in Creole and French. Public participation is ensured within the framework of the rights of association and peaceful assembly.