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Will the UN show humanity in dealing with Haitian cholera victims?

This blog post quoting Mario Joseph and IJDH attorney Nicole Phillips analyzes the United Nations’ admission of responsibility for Haiti’s cholera epidemic. It asks whether this admission will lead to further action or whether the UN will continue to act ‘without humanity’ towards the victims of the epidemic it brought to Haiti.

Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text.

Humanity vs Impunity. Will the UN now compensate Haiti’s cholera victims?

Rashmee Roshan Lall

August 20, 2016


haiti choleraI was in Haiti in February 2013, when the United Nations took the unusual decision to invoke legal immunity as a way of dealing with claims for compensation from 5,000 victims of the Haiti cholera epidemic.

Click here for the story I wrote for The Guardian at the time.

It was a straight up-and-down report on the worst outbreak of cholera in modern times and the outrage and anguish felt by Haitians about the way the UN was simply dismissing their search for justice.


Click HERE for the full text.

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