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Decision-Making in the UN Security CouncilThe Case of Haiti, 1990-1997$
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David Malone

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294832

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294832.001.0001

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Events Surrounding the Governors Island Agreement, December 1992-November 1993

Events Surrounding the Governors Island Agreement, December 1992-November 1993

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(p.78) 5 Events Surrounding the Governors Island Agreement, December 1992-November 1993
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Decision-Making in the UN Security Council
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David Malone

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294832.003.0005

This chapter examines the events surrounding the Governors Island Agreement (GIA) and the involvement of the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) to resolve the political crisis in Haiti. It also discusses the key provisions of the agreement and its implementation. The framework for the settlement between Aristide and Cédras was laid out by Dante Caputo. Caputo worked hard to convince Cédras that the High Command's resignation and an early set date for Aristide's return were essential. Both sides expressed reservations over the aspects of the framework and Caputo himself was not certain on whether Aristide's safe return to Haiti could be ensured as quickly as the political circumstances required. Cédras relented, while it took considerable pressure on Aristide to secure, on 3 July, his signature on an agreement he believed provided insufficient guarantees for his return to Haiti.

Keywords:   Governors Island Agreement, GIA, UN, Organization of American States, OAS, Aristide, Cédras, Dante Caputo, Haiti

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