Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

David and Goliath: An Epidemiological Perspective on Cholera, Haiti, and the UN

Jason Silverstein reviews the case of cholera in Haiti through an epidemiological perspective, covering the alleged cause of the epidemic as well as the reactions of the international community both within and outside the United Nations. Silverstein advocates for the establishment of an official forum that would examine why the epidemic happened and who is responsible. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full article. ….. Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court Jason Silverstein, PLoS June 27, 2016 The battle between victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti and the United Nations may resemble a classic David and Goliath story except in this case Goliath hasn’t even shown up to fight. The reason is that the United Nations is granted “immunity from every form of legal process”—even though public health experts believe UN peacekeeping […]

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