Wednesday the 32nd Congress of the International Conference of Bar Associations of Common Legal Tradition (CIB 32) opened in Haiti in the presence of President Jovenel Moïse, President of the National Assembly, the Honorable Youri Latortue, of President of the Council Superior of the Judiciary, Me Jules Cantave, of the Minister of Tourism, Colombe Émilie Jessy Ménos, and of secretary of the CIB, the bâtonnier Bernard Vatier and a pleiad of bâtonniers, lawyers and other legal professionals from Haiti, Europe, Africa, America and Asia.
This event, organized for the third time on the American continent, after Montreal in 1988 and Quebec in 2004, which takes place at the Karibe Convention Center, from December 6 to 9 at the initiative of the Bar Association of Port-au-Prince is organized around of the theme: “The advocates of the Francophone space at the service of economic and social development”. Its objective is to allow intellectual exchanges and to promote the sharing of experiences between the different member of bars and their lawyers.
During his speech at the opening ceremony, President Jovenel Moïse expressed his appreciation of the holding in Haiti and declared “[…] I wish the most cordial welcome to the different guests During his speech at the opening ceremony, President Jovenel Moïse expressed his appreciation of the holding in Haiti and declared “[…] I wish the most cordial welcome to the different of the corruption that are delaying its economic and social development.”
The Head of State took the opportunity to recall that the judicial system in general, lawyers and magistrates in particular have a fundamental role to play in the realization of the profound change initiated by the new Haitian public administration “The Rule of Law allow to guarantee the fundamental rights of the people and to implement the economic and social development programs likely to improve the living conditions of the population. It promotes the intensification of private investment, the development of tourism and the expansion of arts and culture.”
While reassuring the Councils of the Order and the lawyers of Haiti of his full and whole support, the President Jovenel Moïse said he is convinced that the various topics will allow the bars of Haiti to go further in their reflections for the flourishing of law and justice.
The bar president rancis Jackson Ngnie Kamga, President of the CIB, welcomed President Moïse’s presence as a tangible proof of the importance given by the Head of State to questions of law and the promotion of good justice in the country.