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Demand for Cholera Justice Continues to Increase

Professor Fran Quigley, of Indiana University’s Robert H McKinney School of Law, reflects on the enormous outpouring of support for the cholera victims’ appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In total, 86 legal practitioners, organizations, academics and former UN officers submitted 6 briefs before the court in support of the cholera victims’ struggle for justice. In this IndyStar article, Professor Quigley commends the broad coalition of support, noting that the briefs should certainly ‘make UN leadership sit up and take notice.” Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Quigley: UN has promises to keep in Haiti Fran Quigley, Indy Star July 10, 2015 The announcement by the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti was only a slight exaggeration: “Everyone Tells UN to Fulfill Its Legal Obligations to Haiti Cholera Victims.” […]

Ann ayiti: Mizajou sou ka kolera a (English Included)

Mario Joseph, avoka chef Bureau des Avocats Internationaux te fè yon konferans pou li mete laprès ajou sou dosye kolera nou an. Le 27 me, nou te depoze agiman nou kont Nasyonzini poutèt kolera yo te pote ayiti a. Le 3 jwen, 86 ekspè ak òganizasyon dwa moun te depoze “amicus” an konjonksyon avèk agiman apèl nou yo. Sa se yon gwo demonstrasyon de sipò ke kominote entènasyonal la komanse genyen pou jistis viktim kolera yo. Mario Joseph, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux June 18, 2015   English transcript: The reason we called the press here today is to inform the press about the progress we’ve made in the cholera litigation. We would also like you to remain informed about BAI’s current fight for justice for cholera victims. We were before a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, and on the 9th […]

Les Nations Unies exhortées à satisfaire à leurs obligations légales au regard des victimes haïtiennes du choléra

Communiqué de Presse: Les Nations Unies exhortées à satisfaire à leurs obligations légales au regard des victimes haïtiennes du choléra Les Nations Unies condamnées pour leur refus de respecter le droit international  Le 17 juin 2015—Une multitude d’experts, dont des intellectuels, des avocats en droits de l’homme, des dirigeants de la diaspora haïtienne aux Etats-Unis et d’anciens représentants des Nations Unies à travers le monde ont déposé six dossiers juridiques hier devant la Cour d’Appel de New York, afin de manifester leur opposition à la tentative des Nations Unies d’élargir leur immunité devant les tribunaux américains. Les dossiers, connus sous le nom d’amicus curiae (amis de la Cour), ont été déposés devant le Second Circuit Court of Appeals, à New York, à l’appui du dossier principal qui a été déposé la semaine dernière par les avocats des victimes haïtiennes du choléra. […]

Center for Constitutional Rights Supports Cholera Case Appeal

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) submitted an Amicus Brief in support of IJDH’s cholera case appeal. This brief, in addition to five others submitted by leading law scholars, human rights groups, civil society organizations and former UN officials, argue that the UN should be held accountable for its human rights violations involved in the cholera outbreak. Click HERE for the full article. U.N. Should Not Be Immune from Accountability for Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights June 6, 2015 This week, the Center for Constitutional Rights had the honor of joining two dozen human rights organizations in support of Haitians seeking accountability from the United Nations for its role in causing Haiti’s cholera outbreak after the 2010 earthquake. CCR co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the groups (including CCR) in support of the Institute […]

Scholars, Rights Experts and Former UN Officials Support BAI/IJDH Cholera Appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kermshlise Picard, Communications Coordinator, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti; media@ijdh.org, 617-652-0876 Everyone Tells UN To Fulfill Its Legal Obligations to Haiti Cholera Victims United Nations Faces Pervasive Condemnation of Refusal to Comply With International Law (Boston and New York, June 4, 2015)— A multitude of leading scholars, human rights experts, Haitian-American leaders and former United Nations officials throughout the world submitted six legal briefs yesterday, each opposing the UN’s attempt to expand its immunity in United States Courts. The briefs, called amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs, were submitted to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York in support of another brief filed last week by lawyers for the victims of the UN cholera in Haiti. The victims seek justice for the epidemic triggered by waste discharged into Haiti’s environment from a […]

IJDH Amici Curiae Worldwide

On June 3, 2015, human rights groups, scholars, and members of civil society from all over the world submitted amicus curiae briefs in support of our appeal in the cholera case against the United Nations. The six briefs were written by international law scholars, European law scholars, Haitian Diaspora organizations, former UN officials, human rights organizations, and Constitutional law scholars and practitioners.

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