U.N. in Haiti.
But one of the tragic realities in Haiti today is that, as with U.S. troops in Iraq, U.N. peacekeepers have already done too much. A recent Harvard Law School Report on U.N. forces in Haiti concluded, "In effect, [the stabilization mission] has provided cover for abuses committed by the [Haitian police] during operations in poor, historically tense Portau-Prince neighborhoods such as Bel-Air, La Saline and lower Delmas. Rather than advising and instructing the police in best practices, and monitoring their missteps, [the stabilization mission] has been the midwife of their abuses. In essence, [the stabilization mission] has provided to the [Haitian police] the implements of repression."
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|Publication:||National Catholic Reporter|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||May 27, 2005|
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