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ERIC Number: ED523712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 313
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-4422-4
Sunlight upon a Dark Sky Haiti's Urban Poor Responds to Socio-Political and Socio-Cultural Conflicts: A Case Study of the Grande Ravine Community Human Rights Council
Dimmett, Deborah Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Arizona
This case study investigates the organizational characteristics of a Haitian grassroots community human rights council (CHRC) that emerged as a response to three politically motivated massacres. The impromptu grassroots response of this poor urban community is at the core of the following research question investigated in this study: "What organizational characteristics influence the efforts made by the Grande Ravine Community Human Rights Council to resolve socio-cultural and socio-political conflicts?" One of the problems encountered was the suspicion by armed groups believing that the president of the organization was informing the police and the United Nations peacekeepers about their activities. The complex dynamics of the Grande Ravine neighborhood lead to additional questions about building community capacity. This raised the possibility of removing the CHRC as an organization that monitors human rights and expanding its role to include teaching about human rights and the responsibilities that go with protecting them. A question for further study would be whether or not a community-based human rights group can make a positive difference in resolving and diminishing socio-cultural and socio-political conflicts in similar neighborhoods. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Haiti