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Judicial Watch • 20 February 26 2009 HAITI Meeting Summary

20 February 26 2009 HAITI Meeting Summary

20 February 26 2009 HAITI Meeting Summary

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The International Program Haiti three-week educational Project for Haiti was arranged through World Learning,
visitor exchange program, under the auspices the Department State
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The professional objectives for this
project were, part, provide the Haitian judicial officials with understanding the civil, criminal, military, and juvenile justice systems the United States and discuss the professional side the judicial system with lawyers and other
legal professionals. meeting was requested with representative Judicial Watch discuss its
mission and how works ensure that judges comply with the law. Judicial Watch
attorney James Peterson met with the delegation its offices February 26, 2009. set forth its Mission Statement, through its educational endeavors, Judicial
Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality our nation public life and
seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission
through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The International Program integral part its educational program.
Attorney Jim Peterson welcomed the Haitian judicial officials and provided general
overview Judicial Watch activities nonprofit, non-governmental organization
that seeks combat corruption government, politics, and the law through the use open records laws. Mr. Peterson emphasized the importance adhering the
rule law and discussed several recent lawsuits filed Judicial Watch.
Mr. Peterson commented upon the civil rights lawsuit Judicial Watch filed just days
prior this meeting one which drew immediate recognition the Haitian judicial
officials due the intense media coverage surrounding the person Joe the
Plumber during the 2008 presidential campaign. informed the delegation that
The International Program Haiti
the retaliation high-ranking state government officials against Joe Wurzelbacher
sent clear message other Americans who might ask question candidate for
public office. Mr. Peterson said citizens must feel free ask questions candidates
for elected office without fear reprisal.
The Haitian judicial officials expressed keen interest the work Judicial Watch.