Holding the UN Accountable in Haiti

N-Map’s team just returned from Haiti, where we were assisting the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in their efforts to hold the United Nations accountable for creating a cholera epidemic in Haiti.  We also worked alongside our old clients and friends, Partners in Health (PIH). Yes, that’s right,… Read More Holding the UN Accountable in Haiti

Ending Impunity in Punjab – Part 2

At long last, here is the main piece that we produced with Ensaaf.  The most interesting aspect of this project was its capacity-building component.  We trained Ensaaf’s courageous field researchers to shoot high quality video interviews so that they could get visual stories of the families of the disappeared.  They served as our production assistants… Read More Ending Impunity in Punjab – Part 2

Restoring Democracy in Michigan

N-Map teamed up with the Advancement Project and Michigan Forward to create a video to help them raise awareness about Public Act 4, a law that permits the Governor to unilaterally appoint an “Emergency Manager” to essentially displace local government – including elected officials like mayors, city council members, and school boards.  The law is… Read More Restoring Democracy in Michigan

Fighting Against Impunity in Punjab

N-Map has been working with an innovative and exciting human rights organization (and fellow Echoing Green fellow), Ensaaf, to support its fight for justice for the people of Punjab.  Ensaaf’s mission is simple: to hold accountable individuals who committed acts of violence against Sikhs during the Sikh self-determination struggle and uprising in the 1980s and… Read More Fighting Against Impunity in Punjab

Justice in Mississippi – South Delta Regional Housing Authority (Part 2 of 3)

This story in this piece — about a abusive quasi-public housing authority — is important for lots of reasons, but I will emphasize two: 1) It really illustrates the importance of housing as a fundamental human right.  As you will see in the video, so many other fundamental rights depend upon having a safe, healthy,… Read More Justice in Mississippi – South Delta Regional Housing Authority (Part 2 of 3)

Justice in Mississippi – Payday Lending (Part 1 of 3)

We just finished producing three short videos with the Mississippi Center for Justice, which profile several of the many problems that the Center is tirelessly working to fix.  I have been working with the Mississippi Center for Justice in some form for most of my legal career, so I can say first hand that they… Read More Justice in Mississippi – Payday Lending (Part 1 of 3)