Help Bring Baby Doc to Justice
  • Petitioned Stephen Rapp

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United States Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues
Stephen Rapp

Help Bring Baby Doc to Justice

    1. Petition by

      Institute for Justice And Democracy in Haiti

The return of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to Haiti provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for justice. But we need your help to make sure that Duvalier’s victims obtain the day in court they deserve. 

Jean-Claude Duvalier was one of the last century’s most notorious despots. For fifteen years, from 1971 to 1986, he terrorized Haiti. His army and the dreaded Tonton Macoutes death squad systematically beat, imprisoned, tortured and killed Duvalier’s political opponents and anyone who challenged his thugs’ authority. He looted hundreds of millions of dollars while the Haitian people starved.

The Government of Haiti needs the support of the international community, including the United States and Canada, to see the prosecution through.

For more information, see the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux at



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Holly Hartshorne MORGANTOWN, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      This man must be brought to justice.

    • Roger Annis VANCOUVER BC, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Vancouver, Canada

      Hello Mr. Rapp,

      Many people in Canada are following this story and we hope that your office will do the right thing to assist the Haitian people in bringing their former tyrant to justice.


      Roger Annis

    • Lois Wilcken BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I made my first trips to Haiti under Baby Doc, and I recall how deafening was the silence. People so feared speaking about the things other peoples take for granted--simple things, like the need for community health care, education for all, food on the table, and so on. I urge you to act on the side of democracy.

    • Paul Burke CAMERON PARK, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The Coalition for Democracy in Haiti (Sacramento, Ca) is proud to support this effort by IJDH to bring justice to the people of Haiti by prosecuting the notorious criminal, Baby Doc Duvalier.

    • Tom Grabenstein MD CLARKSVILLE, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      This man killed thousands of Haitians and buried their bodies in the killing fields outside of Port au Prince. He needs to be brought to justice.


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