Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Leading the Way or Dragging Behind? The UN’s Obligations in a Changing International Legal Order

Join Mario Joseph in DC for an amazing panel on UN accountability.


This panel is part of the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Spring Meeting. Here’s their description of the panel:

The UN has been one of the world’s foremost promoters of the rule of law, and has led the way on many of the developments in international law that have come to be critical parts of international law over the past few decades, such as the evolution of international human rights law, the expansion of international law to include non-state actors, and the development of draft articles on the responsibility of international organizations. The UN’s drastic expansion of operations over the past few decades has also led to increasing allegations of non-compliance with the rule of law in countries where it operates. Prominent examples include complicity in the Srebrenica massacre, sexual violence perpetrated by UN peacekeepers, and responsibility for introducing cholera to Haiti. The panel will use the UN’s responsibility for cholera in Haiti as a case study and jumping off point to discuss UN obligations against the new legal order that it itself has created.

Muneer Ahmad, Yale Law School, Clinical Professor of Law & Supervising Attorney, New Haven, CT
Kysseline Cherestal, ActionAid, Washington, DC
Mario Joseph, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Bruce Rashkow, Columbia University, New York, NY


Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC


11am to 12:30pm
April 29, 2015


Click HERE for the full meeting program and registration info.

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