Paul Denis (Haiti politician)

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Paul Denis is a politician of the Democratic Convergence of Haiti and the Haitian Justice Minister. He also served as one-third of the Tripartite Council which appointed the seven-member Council of Sages which took power in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Haiti Rebellion which overthrew former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, of which Denis was a vocal opponent.[1]

The 2010 Haiti earthquake destroyed the Ministry of Justice building and Denis, who was working in his office at the time, was one of several politicians initially reported dead. [2] [3] In fact Denis had been able to exit the building in time but many of his staffers and advisers were killed.[4]

Before the quake, he had been campaigning in the presidential phase of the 2006 Haitian elections on behalf of the OPL.[5]


  1. ^ Establishment of the Tripartite Council in Haiti Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, March 08, 2004
  2. ^ "Boschafter: Mehrere Minister unter den Toten" (in German). Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  3. ^ Death toll nearly 50,000 in ‘ghost town’ Haiti,, January 16, 2010
  4. ^ Charles, Jacqueline (2010-01-23). "With state symbols gone, a sense of panic starts to grow". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  5. ^ Paul Denis, Haiti Elections Archive '05