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The documentary film is about the impact on the local community of UN peacekeepers’ use of force in Cité Soleil, Haiti, during the period 2004-2007, which left scores of civilians dead. No investigation has ever been carried out and none of those affected has ever been contacted by the UN, local police or journalists.

use of force by UN peacekeepers in Haiti

2018 – 50 mins. Directed and Produced by Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Wills




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We need you to help us amplify the participants' voices with the UN. We have made a film about the issue which can be accessed on request. An extract is available here.

• The lack of medical care provided to people injured in raids. In impoverished neighbourhoods, injuries went untreated.

• The use of heavy weaponry in neighbourhoods where many people live in shacks with thin walls and roofs, easily penetrable by bullets.

Key issues we believe the UN needs to address are:

We are calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the use of deadly force by peacekeepers in Haiti.

Time for justice

Between 2004 and 2007, UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids in Cité Soleil, a poor neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince. The raids were targeting criminal gangs, but scores of civilians - including children - were killed. Many more were injured.

The UN’s deadly legacy in Haiti

IT STAYS WITH YOU: use of force by UN peacekeepers in Haiti

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