Aristide Gets Diplomatic Passport to Go Home - by Stephen Lendman
Several previous articles discussed his right to return, accessed through the following links:
Since forcibly exiled on February 29, 2004, Washington and Haiti denied his right to return, though affirmed in Haiti's Constitution and international law.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
Article 9: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile."
Article 13(2): "Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country."
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states:
Article 12(2)(4): "Everyone shall be free to leave any country, including his own....No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of the right to enter his own country."
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination states:
Article 5(d)(ii): Civil rights for everyone include "(t)he right to leave any country, including one's own, and to return to one's country."
The General Assembly's Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are Not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live states:
Article 5(2): They have "(t)he right to leave the country."
Article 10 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child affords the same right of return to children. So does Article 8 of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of the Their Families (ICPMMW). Everyone has the right to go home.