Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Cholera Hearing in NY Federal Court

Show support for Haiti’s cholera victims at this NYC hearing in the lawsuit against the UN.

WHAT: 

On September 29th, we received news that the Manhattan Federal Court granted our request for a hearing in the class action lawsuit IJDH filed against the UN last year for introducing cholera to Haiti. The Court’s decision to schedule a hearing is a crucial step towards justice, and shows that the court is taking a serious look at the UN’s international law obligation to provide victims justice. The court has ordered all parties to appear, including several groups who submitted amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs in support of IJDH’s clients.

The hearing is open to the public, and we encourage everyone who cares about this issue to be present and show their support. Seating is on a first come first served basis. A government-issued photo ID is required for entry, and electronics use will not be allowed (e.g. cell phones, laptops, cameras).

WHERE:

Courtroom 318
Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
40 Foley Square
New York, NY, 10007

WHEN:

October 23, 2014 at 10am

 

Learn more about the cholera epidemic and our fight for justice here.

Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
General Inquiries: info@ijdh.org
Media Inquiries: media@ijdh.org

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