IJDH Press Conference: UN Cholera, 2pm, New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:Beatrice Lindstrom, Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-404-217-1302
Monday, May 6, 2013, New York — On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, attorneys representing victims of the UN cholera in Haiti that filed claims with the UN in November 2011 will host a press conference to respond to the UN’s refusal to acknowledge claims of Haitian cholera victims and to announce next steps in their lawsuit. Attorneys Brian Concannon and Ira Kurzban will be joined by Jean Ford Figaro, MD, MPH, a Haitian advocate for a stronger UN public health response to the cholera epidemic.
What: Press conference to respond to the UN’s dismissal of claims filed by 5,000 victims of the UN cholera epidemic in Haiti.
When: Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Where: United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY.
The press conference will be hosted by the U.N. Correspondents Association (UNCA). U.N. accreditation is required to attend; UNCA is not responsible for accreditation. Victims’ representatives and advocates will be available for interviews in a public location following the press conference. To schedule an interview, please contact Beatrice Lindstrom at +1-404-217-1302. Attorney Mario Joseph of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux will be available for interviews on Thursday, May 9.
The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Haiti’s leading public interest law firm, has helped victims prosecute human rights cases, trained Haitian lawyers and advocated publicly for the rule of law in Haiti since 1995. The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) works with Haitians in their non-violent struggle for justice and human rights, by distributing objective and accurate information on human rights conditions in Haiti, pursuing legal cases, and cooperating with human rights and solidarity groups in Haiti and abroad. Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzelli & Pratt, P.A. is a prominent U.S. law firm specializing in international and human rights law with extensive experience litigating cases related to Haiti. The organizations have been leading the fight for UN accountability and justice for cholera victims since 2011.
Click HERE to watch the video about stories of the victims