Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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Media Coverage & Letters

“Congressional Dear Colleagues letters calling for US funding for cholera: FY2018 (March 16, 2018) and FY2019 (March 16, 2018)”

Letter from diaspora groups to Rep. Nita Lowey  (December 6, 2017)–and response from Rep. Lowey supporting cholera funding from Congress (December 19, 2017)”

7 Years After a Cholera Epidemic, Haitians Are Fighting for Accountability,” by David Brand, Global Citizen, December 14, 2017

Letter from Florida organizations and community leaders to Senator Rubio urging support for US cholera funding,” March 06, 2018

Letter from Florida organizations and community leaders to Representative Diaz-Balart urging support for US cholera funding,” March 06, 2017

Is the UN to blame for cholera in Haiti?” TRTWorld, October 10, 2017

Appel en faveur des victimes du cholera,” par Ricardo Lambert,  Le Nouvelliste, 25 Août, 2017

Jack Guy Lafontant rencontre le Comité de haut niveau pour l’élimination du choléra en Haïti,” par Michelson Cèsaire, Le Nouvelliste, 11 août 2017

The Price of Peace? Peacekeeping with Impunity Harms Public Health in Haiti,” by Louise C. Ivers and Yodeline Guillaume, The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, August, 2017—Download the PDF version HERE.

Anger and angst in Haiti as cholera victims wait for UN compensation, ” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, July 27, 2017

U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Effort to Atone,” by Rick Glastone, New York Times, June 26, 2017

Cholera, babies left by U.N. peacekeepers top list of Haiti’s woes,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, June 24, 2017

Opinion: “UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti,” by Stephen Lewis, CNN, June 25, 2017

Haïti: accueil houleux pour la délégation du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU,” Amelia Baron, RFI, June 23, 2017

Haiti réclame a l’ONU justice pour les victims de cholera,” EuroNews, June 23, 2017

Les victimes de choléra réclament justice et réparation,” Le National, June 22, 2017

Une délégation du Conseil de sécurité en Haïti avant le départ des Casques bleus,” Franceinfo, June 23, 2017

Haïti-Conseil de sécurité : Cinq prix Nobel de la paix interpellent l’ONU,” Alter Press, June 23, 2017

Manifestation contre le conseil de sécurité à Port-au-Prince,” Radio Metropole, June, 23, 2017

UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti” (Opinion), by Stephen Lewis, CNN, June 25, 2017

La ONU le debe a Haití alivio de la epidemia de cólera que introdujo,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

L’ONU doit á Haïti une réponse á l’épidémie de choléra qu’elle a introduite,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Nobel Peace Laureates letter to Security Council President:

Premios Nobel al Consejo de Seguridad: salde su deuda con el pueblo de Haití,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Letter of 5 Nobel Peace Laureates to Security Council President,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Lettre de 5 Prix Nobel de la Paix au President du Conseil de sécurité,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Letter of Latin American and Caribbean regional organizations to the Security Council:

Organizaciones latinoamericanas reclaman al Consejo de Seguridad reparaciones para los crímenes de la MINUSTAH en Haití

Letter of Latin American organizations to the Security Council,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Lettre d’ organisations latinoamericaines au Conseil de sécurité,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Press release on Latin American and Nobel Peace Laureates actions re. Security Council

Organizaciones latinoamericanas y Premios Nobel de la Paz llaman al Consejo de Seguridad a saldar su deuda con el pueblo de Haití,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

Latin American organizations and 5 Nobel Peace Laureates call on Security Council to settle its debt to the people of Haiti,” Haití NO Minustah, June 22, 2017

The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced,”  by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, And Betty Williams, Miami Herald, June 21, 2017

U.N. Offers Regret but No Compensation for Kosovo Poisoning Victims,” by Austin Ramzy, New York Times, May 26, 2017

Front Uni de la Diaspora Haïtienne wrote a letter to Haitian Senators Urging them to raise the cholera issue with the United Nations Security Council,(the letter is in French), June 15, 2017

U.N. pushes to finance Haiti’s cholera cleanup with leftover peacekeeping dollars,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, June 14, 2017

Haiti betrayed: Stephen Lewis comments on disappointing new developments in the UN’s response to cholera in Haiti,” Aids-Free World, June 16, 2017

H.E. Ms Keisha Mcguire Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the United Nations on Behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Agenda Item 69 (C) “New Approach to Cholera in Haiti” New York, June 14, 2017

Intervention by H.E. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica, at the Informal briefing by the Deputy Secretary-General on the United Nations’ New Approach to Cholera in Haiti”  June 14,  2017

UNstoppable: How Advocates Persevered in the Fight for Justice for Haitian Cholera Victims,”Adam Houston, Health and Human Rights Journal, June 6, 2017

Cholera outbreak in Haiti—from 2010 to today,” by John Zarocostas, The Lancet, June 10, 2017

U.N. Offers Regret but No Compensation for Kosovo Poisoning Victims – by Austin Ramzy, New York Times, June 06, 2017

Haiti still prone to cholera despite increased access to improved water sources,Healio, April 27, 2017

Haiti’s cholera victims still can’t get what they need from the UN – by Nicholas Lemay-Hebert and  Rosa Freedman, The Conversation, April 19, 2017

Will State Inaction at UN Imperil Haiti Cholera Response? – by Nathan Yaffe, IPI Global Observatory, April 4, 2017

What They Knew, and When They Knew It – by Jonathan M. Katz, Slate, March 30, 2017

Haiti is still waiting on promised UN help for cholera epidemicThe Boston Globe, March 27, 2017

Haïti : l’ONU « responsable mais pas coupable »Les Echos, March 22, 2017

U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in HaitiThe New York Times, March 21, 2017

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It – by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times, March 19, 2017

UN Fund to Fight Cholera in Haiti at 2 Percent of Goal – Voice of America, March 12, 2017

Les victimes du choléra se préparent à recevoir l’indemnisation promise par les Nations uniesLe Nouvelliste, February 22, 2017 (English translation)

Credibility, integrity, transparency & courage: The Haitian Cholera outbreak and the United Nations (UN), F. Houghton by F. Houghton, A. Norris, Department of Public Health & Health Promotion, Eastern Washington University, February 13 2017

Media Coverage 2016

U.N. Apologizes for Role in Haiti’s 2010 Cholera Outbreak,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times, December 1, 2016

13 Members of Congress Demand Cholera Justice and UN Apology, Congress of the United States, November 18, 2016

IADL Bulletin of UN Activities Features Haiti Cholera and Elections, The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, November 2016

Linked to Haiti Cholera Outbreak, UN Considers Paying Millions in Compensation,” by Jason Beaubien, NPR, October 25, 2016

Statement and Question on Haiti Cholera from Jamaican Ambassador, The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, October 25, 2016

Statement of Lawyers for Victims of the UN Cholera in Haiti on the Report of UN Special Rapporteur Alston, IJDH, October 25, 2016

UN human rights expert: “UN lawyers undermine a just solution for the victims of cholera in Haiti,” United Nations, October 25, 2016

Dr. Paul Farmer Is “Surprised and Upset and Humbled,” by Marc Silver After Visit to Haiti, NPR, October 21, 2016

51 Florida Groups and Leaders Ask Hillary Clinton Meeting and Views on Urgent Haiti Issues, IJDH, October 20, 2016

Dorcena Forry hosts first ‘Eyes on Haiti’ conversation; focus on cholera, storm aid,” by Maddie Kilgannon, Dorchester Reporter, October 20, 2016

IJDH’s Beatrice Lindstorm Featured by NYU Law for Cholera Work, NYU Law, October 18, 2016

Advocates Denounce UN Chief’s Failure to Acknowledge Responsibility for Cholera, IJDH, October 15, 2016

New York Times Front Page on UN Cholera,” by Azam Ahmed, New York Times, October 15, 2016

New York City Bar Demands Cholera Justice, New York City Bar, October 14, 2016

Why the United Nations is facing pushback as it tries to help Haiti, Editorial, The Christian Science Monitor, October 14, 2016

How the US and the UN Set the Stage for a Major Cholera Outbreak in Haiti, Editorial, Alternet, October 11, 2016

After Hurricane Matthew, cholera is once again threatening Haiti,” by Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald, October 9, 2016

British doctor who tackled Ebola now leads fight against cholera in Haiti,” by Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald, September 30, 2016

President Privert Answers the Call of Cholera Victims in UN General Assembly Address, United Nations, September 23, 2016

UN Chief Issues Historic Statement on Haiti Cholera, As Experts Call For A Robust UN Response to Victims, IJDH, September 21, 2016

UN Secretary General Talks Cholera with President Obama, IJDH, September 20, 2016

President urged to demand cholera reparations at UN General Assembly,” by Samuel Maxime, The Haiti Sentinel, September 16, 2016

Haitians Deserve the Truth over the UN’s Role in Cholera Epidemic, Editorial, The Haiti Support Group, September 8, 2016

Boston activists win an important round in battle with the United Nations,” by Adrian Walker, The Boston Globe, August 26, 2016

The UN in a time of cholera: Admitting incompetence in creating an epidemic, Editorial, NY Daily News, August 23, 2016

Statement attributable to Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Haiti, August 19, 2016 (SG Ban Ki-moon promises “material assistance” for cholera victims)

U.S. Court Upholds United Nations’ Immunity in Cholera Suit,” by Jonathan M. Katz, The New York Times, August 18, 2016

UN Admits Role in Haiti Cholera – Media Coverage, August 18, 2016

Amid Haiti cholera epidemic, UN peacekeepers spill sewage and ignore water treatment, says internal report,” by George Russell, Fox News, August 11, 2016

Senators Markey and Rubio demand US lead on UN accountability (letter), July 25, 2016

State Dept. should demand UN take responsibility in Haiti, Editorial, The Boston Globe, July 12, 2016

The Cholera Epidemic the U.N. Left Behind in Haiti, Editorial, The New York Times, July 6, 2016

Cholera in Haiti: Epidemic and Fight History Prospects and Recommendations, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, July 2016

Lawmakers Urge John Kerry to Press U.N. for Haiti Cholera Response,” by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times, June 29, 2016

Congress Faults Obama for Not Being Tough With UN Over Haiti’s Cholera Crisis,” by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, June 29, 2016

Bi-Partisan Letter by 158 Congresspersons to Secretary of State Kerry, June 29, 2016

Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court,” by Jason Silverstein, PLoS, June 28, 2016

Rock: We must fix the UN’s culture of coverups around peacekeeping,” by Allan Rock, Ottawa Citizen, June 13, 2016

Dear Mr Ban Ki-moon, Editorial, The Lancet, June 11, 2016

U.N. Accused of Cover Up as Cholera Ravages Haiti, WNYC, June 2, 2016

UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic critics signals ‘potential breakthrough,’” by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, June 1, 2016

De 145 Organismes et Individus: Lettre ouverte au très honorable Justin Trudeau, Premier ministre du Canada, April 30, 2016

From 145 Organizations and Individuals: Open Letter to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, April 30, 2016

UN could have prevented Haiti cholera epidemic with $2,000 health kit – study,” by Ed Pilkington and Joe Sandler Clarke, The Guardian, April 14, 2016

Leaked UN report faults sanitation at Haiti bases at time of cholera outbreak,” by Joe Sandler Clarke and Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, April 5, 2016

Truth and Justice for Haiti, The Boston Globe, April 4, 2016

Intervention de SEM Pierre André DUNBAR Ambassadeur, Représantant Permanent, 31ème Session du Coneil des droits de l’homme, March 23, 2016

Why The U.N. Is Being Sued Over Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic,” by Richard Knox, NPR, March 21, 2016

Cholera Deaths in Haiti Could Far Exceed Official Count,” by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times, March 18, 2016

Blame for Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic, Miami Herald, March 14, 2016

Cholera in Haiti: UN experts chastise Ban Ki-moon over handling of outbreak,” by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, March 3, 2016

Court Hears Suit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera Outbreak,” by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times, March 1, 2016

Unofficial Transcript from Oral Argument in Georges v. United Nations, March 1, 2016

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