Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Cholera Victims Demand Major UN Compensation (Agence France Presse)

Agence France Presse November 9, 2011 UNITED NATIONS — Five thousand cholera victims in Haiti have launched legal action demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from the United Nations for an epidemic widely blamed on UN peacekeepers, lawyers said Tuesday. The epidemic has killed 6,600 people and infected about 475,000 since it erupted one year ago. Several studies have indicated the cholera was introduced by Nepalese peacekeepers and lawyers acting for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti have filed a legal claim demanding $100,000 dollars for each death and $50,000 for each person made sick. The group said it is already acting for 5,000 people made sick or families of the dead and has threatened a full court case if the UN does not give compensation. “The cholera outbreak is directly attributable to the negligence, gross […]

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