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Carolyn Waller Collection

Identifier: NEJL-063

Scope and Contents

Waller’s papers include documentation of the organization and the work of the WHO, including a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, Board meeting minutes from 1990-1995, background reports on Haiti issued by the WHO, press releases, and newsletters, including releases from the Haiti National Network Fax Transmission Service. Reports include a WHO Report on the elections in Haiti in 1990, and a 1994 analysis of the USAID Democracy Enhancement Project. In addition, Waller’s papers include background research materials on the human rights situation in Haiti, and on the situation of Haitian refugees in the U.S. during the 1980s and 1990s.


  • 1980 - 1995

Biographical / Historical

Carolyn Waller has been practicing immigration and refugee law and policy since 1978. She received the 1990-1991 Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award by the DC Bar.

In the early 1980s (exact dates?) Carolyn Waller served as the director of the Alien Rights Project of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Waller’s work for the Haitian Appeals project is documented in the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/Alien Rights Project collection (see description of the project, NEJL 062). Waller also served on the Board of the Washington Office on Haiti from approx.. 1984-1995. The WHO was an independent ecumenical organization that monitored human rights in Haiti and the situation of Haitian refugees in the United States, which was established in 1984 and existed until 1997. The WHO served as a primary source of information and as a network coordinating center for a broad range of organization, as well as Congress and other U.S. agencies.


1 linear feet

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Waller’s work for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Alien Rights/Haitian Appeals Project is documented in NEJL 062.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Equal Justice Library Repository

Georgetown University Law Library
111 G. Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001