GENEVA (3 August 2023) – A UN expert today expressed grave concern about a violent attack targeting Haitian Judge Wilner Morin, whose vehicle was fired upon in the capital Port-au-Prince a few months ago.

“I am dismayed at the great vulnerability of independent justice operators who deal with high-impact corruption cases,” said Margaret Satterthwaite, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers.

“If Judge Morin was targeted for his work, including on cases of alleged corruption, it would contravene the fundamental principles of judicial independence,” the Special Rapporteur said.

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