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Tag: Toussaint’s Constitution

  • The First Haitian Constitution

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School As we follow Haiti’s slow march toward democracy in the news, media reports often highlight that Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere and the world’s first independent black republic. Yet what is often if not always missing is this: Haiti adopted one of the first written national constitutions in the modern era.