U.S. Embassy Statement on February 9, 2021

We have seen an Executive Order issued late February 8 removing three Supreme Court judges.  We are deeply concerned about any actions that risk damaging Haiti’s democratic institutions.  The Executive Order is now being widely scrutinized to determine whether it conforms to Haiti’s Constitution and laws.  In the meantime, all political actors should focus on restoring to the Haitian people the right to choose their lawmakers by organizing overdue legislative elections as soon as technically feasible and presidential elections soon after.