IJDH represents +5,000 Haitian cholera victims in a lawsuit against the United Nations, which is currently in the appeals process in New York Federal Court. The lawsuit is supported by scholars and experts around the world. Among these are notable Bertha Justice Initiative partner organizations, which have dedicated their own time and effort to eliminating governments’ and organizations’ limitless impunity around the world. IJDH would like to thank these organizations for maintaining solidarity with Haitian cholera victims and seeking accountability from the world’s leading governments and institutions!
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A Worldwide Fight Against Impunity
Rodline Louijeune, Bertha Justice Initiative Blog
August 13, 2015
In early June, eighty-six members of the international community filed amicus curiae briefs in support of Haitian cholera victims. In total, six briefs were filed presenting a number of legal arguments. This show of solidarity with Haitian cholera victims in their fight for United Nations (UN) accountability included support from Bertha Justice Initiative partner organizations hailing from eight countries across four continents. The endorsers included Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in the United States, CenterLaw in the Philippines, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Germany, Foundation for Fundamental Rights in Pakistan, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in India, Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Proyecto de Derechos Economicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC) in Mexico, and Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI).
The briefs were filed in a case against the UN in Federal Court in New York brought by the Bertha Justice Initiative members Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Haiti and the U.S.–based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH).
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