Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Pioneering a Networked Approach to International Justice from Boston: A Discussion of Georges v. United Nations

Attend this powerhouse panel on the cholera case, at the Boston Bar Association.


A Boston-based collaboration of non-profit and large firm lawyers are spearheading what the New York Times called “the most serious challenge yet” to international organization immunity, while pioneering an innovative model for 21st century human rights advocacy.  The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and WilmerHale are pursuing a cutting edge tort suit on behalf of the victims of the cholera epidemic that the United Nations introduced to Haiti in 2010 through reckless disposal of waste at a peacekeeper base.

Panelists will discuss the lawsuit, Georges v. United Nations, currently before the Second Circuit, and explore how private sector pro bono lawyers and non-profit lawyers can effectively collaborate on initiatives that combine legal and political objectives. They will also discuss how legal strategies can form the centerpiece of a broader campaign, driving media, science, grassroots activism and politics far from Boston.


Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA


12:30 to 1:30pm
Thursday, May 7, 2015


Click HERE for more on the panel, and background info.

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