Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

IJDH demands UN accountability in federal appeals court

This article summarizes the March 1st hearing of IJDH’s case against the UN’s total immunity with regards to the outbreak of cholera in Haiti. The unexpected hearing, as well as the judges engagement during the hearing, were positive signs for the IJDH team. The results of the hearing are expected to come out in the next few months.

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Cholera Victims’ Fight for Justice Reaches US Appeals Court

Tele Sur TV

March 2, 2016

A U.S court heard arguments Tuesday from a defense team representing cholera victims in a class action lawsuit against the United Nations, which accuses the international body of recklessly introducing cholera to Haiti in 2010. The hearing, which included a panel of three judges, considered the cholera victims’ claims that the U.N. lost its immunity in the case when it refused to fulfill its obligations to provide victims with an alternate mechanism for justice.

Until now, the global organization has asserted that a 1946 convention on privileges and immunities insulates it from such legal action — a defense that the appellate judges are now weighing.


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