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This paper sets out five recommendations for change of United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti’s (MINUSTAH) mandate on 15 August 2006. In addition it sets out
recommendations for disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR), and police, judicial and correctional reform that can be realised under the current mandate. These recommendations reflect the current situation in Haiti and are based on an analysis of what is feasible and can be realistically implemented given the existing circumstances. The paper highlights changes that are necessary in the immediate future to enhance DDR, police, judicial and correctional reform so as to ensure human security, local ownership, security and stability in Haiti. DDR and rule of law are critical to ensure sustainable peace, therefore these must receive a strengthened and renewed focus from MINUSTAH and the new Haitian government. The international community and the Haitian government should take advantage of the current window of opportunity to promote sustainable reform and reduction of violence in the Haitian context.
The Rule of Law Checklist by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe intends to build on the improvement in qualitative measurement of Rule of Law indicators in the context of the SDGs. The checklist provides a tool for assessing the Rule of Law in a given country through the constitutional and legal structures, the legislation in force, and existing case-law. The document also includes benchmarks relating to practice to assess the proper implementation of the law. Ultimately, the Rule of Law Checklist aims at enabling an objective, thorough, transparent, and equal assessment of the Rule of Law.
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