“Right has triumphed,” said human rights lawyer Pierre Esperance. “It’s monumental. Haiti is not isolated and international right applies in the country. So crimes against humanity are part of our law.”
The court postponed, however, a long-awaited decision on whether Duvalier, commonly known as “Baby Doc,” should face trial for human rights abuses and public corruption.
Human rights groups, as well as the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, had advised Haitian authorities that there is no statute of limitations under international law for serious violations of human rights. via | Reuters