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Haiti | Me Deus Deronneth Two articles of the 1987 Constitution contradict the CARICOM Presidential Council

  • March 29, 2024
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Friday March 29, 2024 ((rezonodwes.com))–The CARICOM Presidential Council wasted no time, according to many informed observers, in giving shape to the 4th PHTK version, legitimized by Fritz Jean of Montana and Leslie Voltaire of Lavalas, faces two major constitutional obstacles.

According to constitutional professor Déus Deronneth, in a tweet published on his they outline the duty of the judiciary.

Article 1 of the Constitution, pillar of Haitian national identity, proclaims that “ Haiti is a Republic, indivisible, sovereign, independent, cooperative, free, democratic and social “. This proclamation emphasizes the country’s sovereignty and independence, principles that appear to be tested by CARICOM’s proposed intervention.

Likewise, continues Me Deronneth, article 59 of the Constitution clearly establishes the distribution of powers in Haiti. It states that citizens delegate the exercise of national sovereignty to three distinct powers : the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. Furthermore, this same article enshrines the principle of separation of powers, the essential foundation of any functional democracy.

Faced with a situation where two of the three powers are in prefabricated crisis since the Jovenel Moise-Jouthe/Lapin/Claude Joseph era or ineffective, the judicial power finds itself in a central position to maintain constitutional order, maintains the jurist.

In this sense, in the eyes of citizens who have great difficulty supporting an unconstitutional 7-day presidential council, the judiciary, still standing, has the duty to guarantee respect for the principles set out in the Constitution, even in the most turbulent moments of the national history. And here we are.