United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti

The United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) was a peacekeeping mission in Haiti mandated by the United Nations Security Council through Resolutions 2350 (2017) and 2410 (2018). It was the successor to MINUSTAH (the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti).

United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti
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AbbreviationMINUJUSTH
Formation13 April 2017
TypePeacekeeping Mission
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersPort-au-Prince, Haiti
Head
Helen La Lime
Parent organization
United Nations Security Council
Websitehttps://minujusth.unmissions.org/

In April 2017, the Security Council unanimously agreed that the then 2,370 soldiers serving in United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) had to be gradually withdrawn until 15 October 2017 to make way for the new MINUJUSTH as the successor operation.[1][2][3]

MINUJUSTH had up to 1,275 members of the police force as well as correction officers and international civilians, but no military personnel.[1][4]

Two Indian units that served in MINUSTAH remained in Haiti to serve in MINUJUSTH, while the other unit returned to India.[5][6]

The mission was mandated until 15 April 2018 then extended by one year with the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 2410.[4][7]

On 25 June 2019, a new resolution was adopted by the Security Council that set MINUJUSTH's mandate to come to an end on 15 October 2019.

After the end of the mission, a new United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) was set to be created to coordinate all of the remaining projects, actions and funds of the United Nations in Haiti.[8][9]

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  1. ^ a b "UN agrees to shut down Haiti peacekeeping mission".
  2. ^ Section, United Nations News Service (13 April 2017). "UN News - Security Council decides UN Mission in Haiti will close by October; approves smaller follow-on operation". UN News Service Section.
  3. ^ "Security Council adopts resolution establishing new UN Mission in Haiti - United Nations Radio". www.unmultimedia.org. 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Resolution 2350 (2017)". United Nations. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Two Indian police contingents to remain in Haiti as UN ends peacekeeping mission". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2 Indian contingents to stay in Haiti as UN ends peacekeeping mission". The Tribune. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Adopting Resolution 2410 (2018), Security Council Extends Mandate of Mission for Justice Support in Haiti until 15 April 2019, Draws Down Police Units". un.org. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Resolution 2476 (2019)" (PDF). United Nations Security Council. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Security Council approves 'historic' political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country". United Nations News. 25 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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