Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

PRESS ADVISORY: Appeals Hearing Set For UN Cholera Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kermshlise Picard, Communications Coordinator, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, media@ijdh.org, +1-617-652-0876 PRESS ADVISORY: Appeals Hearing Set For UN Cholera Case Second Circuit to hear oral arguments on UN claim to absolute immunity from justice (New York, February 26, 2016)— In a last-minute decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has granted oral argument for Tuesday, March 1 in Georges v. United Nations, 15-455-cv, the ongoing case against the United Nations (UN), the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and former head of MINUSTAH Edmond Mulet, for recklessly introducing cholera to Haiti in 2010. Victims of the resulting epidemic filed the case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in October 2013. In January 2015, a district judge dismissed the case, and the cholera victims appealed. The panel […]

BAI/IJDH Cholera Justice Case Supported by Bertha Justice Initiative

IJDH represents +5,000 Haitian cholera victims in a lawsuit against the United Nations, which is currently in the appeals process in New York Federal Court. The lawsuit is supported by scholars and experts around the world. Among these are notable Bertha Justice Initiative partner organizations, which have dedicated their own time and effort to eliminating governments’ and organizations’ limitless impunity around the world. IJDH would like to thank these organizations for maintaining solidarity with Haitian cholera victims and seeking accountability from the world’s leading governments and institutions! An excerpt from the post is below. Click HERE for the original post. A Worldwide Fight Against Impunity Rodline Louijeune, Bertha Justice Initiative Blog August 13, 2015 In early June, eighty-six members of the international community filed amicus curiae briefs in support of Haitian cholera victims. In total, six briefs were filed presenting a […]

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