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Duvalier assets frozen yet again, but this time with hope for Haiti (update)

“It’s a step in the right direction” says assets recovery lawyer, calling Swiss law “pioneering” Update 20:00  Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Some CHF6 ($5.8) million in assets that were placed in Switzerland by Haiti’s ruling Duvalier family before they fell from power in 1986 have now been blocked under a new Swiss law, the Federal […]

Duvalier riches could be factor in Baby Doc return to Haiti

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Switzerland’s new law covering potentate funds, dictator’s assets frozen in Swiss banks, goes into effect 1 February 2011. The first beneficiary of what is called the Restitution of Illicit Assets Act is likely to be Haiti, which is scheduled to receive CHF6 million that have been frozen since Jean-Claude Duvalier, known […]

Duvalier money goes to court after 25 years (update)

Update 12:50  Bern / Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The argument over who gets the Duvalier millions, some CHF5.8 million of them, will finally be heard in court, with the Swiss government 2 May initiating forfeiture proceedings at the Swiss Administrative High Court. The proceedings are the first under a Swiss law that went into effect […]

Duvalier says Swiss funds were family foundation’s (update)

Swiss government begins proceedings to return funds under new law Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Jean-Claude Duvalier, in his first televised interview since being detained by police in Haiti in mid-January, told UniVision television Wednesday 2 February that the CHF6.8 million blocked by the Swiss government belongs to a foundation created by his family to help […]

Baby Doc faces charges in Haiti (update 2)

Duvalier leaves hotel with police escort Update: Baby Doc Duvalier, as Haii’s former dictator is popularly known, was escorted by police from his hotel in Port-au-Prince Tuesday evening 18 January, Swiss time, after meeting with some of the country’s top judicial officials. Several hours of questioning later, charges were pressed against him. They include financial […]

UN tells staff to stay put as homesick Baby Doc taunts Haiti

Jean-Claude Duvalier has returned to Haiti after a 25-year absence, prompting the United Nations to restrict the movements of its sizable workforce there for fear of outbreaks of violence, reports CNN. Duvalier, popularly known as Baby Doc during and after the 15 year dictatorship he led, in the footsteps of his father Papa Doc’s 14-year […]

Media’s skewered view of Haitian funds court decision

Media coverage of the story about Baby Doc Duvalier’s family fortune, which took a turn for the worse today, has me shaking my head yet again at international reporting on Switzerland. Quite simply, too few editors – who are not in Switzerland – do their homework, and the result is headlines and stories that are […]

Bern freezes Haiti’s “criminal clan” money


Swiss high court ruling on Haitian ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier’s money will lead to new law Update (links added) 23:30  Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss government Wednesday morning 3 February took the unusual step of freezing funds in a bank account once held by Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, based on a special cases clause […]

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