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Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Haiti

June 18, 2001

Dear __________:

Pursuant to section 559(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000, I hereby transmit to you the final semiannual report concerning the status of Haiti's progress.

The report contains eight subsections that provide information required by section 559(b) of the Act. These subsections address:

  • Governmental Institutions Envisioned in the 1987 Haitian Constitution;
  • Privatization of Haiti's Major Public Entities;
  • Efforts to Re-sign the Lapsed Bilateral Repatriation Agreement, and Cooperation in Halting Illegal Migration;
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Extrajudicial and Political Killings, and Cooperation with the United States in Such Investigations;
  • Removal and Maintenance of Separation of Human Rights Violators from Haitian Public Security Entities or Units;
  • Ratification of the 1997 Maritime Counter-Narcotics Agreement;
  • Development of Haiti's Domestic Capacity to Conduct Free, Fair, Democratic, and Administratively Sound Elections; and
  • Demonstrated Commitment of Haiti's Minister of Justice to the Professionalism of the Judiciary, and Progress Toward Judicial Branch Independence.



NOTE: Identical letters were sent to Joseph R. Biden, Jr., chairman, and Jesse Helms, ranking member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Robert C. Byrd, chairman, and Ted Stevens, ranking member, Senate Committee on Appropriations; Henry J. Hyde, chairman, and Tom Lantos, ranking member, House Committee on International Relations; and C.W. Bill Young, chairman, and David R. Obey, ranking member, House Committee on Appropriations.

George W. Bush, Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Haiti Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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