Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

October 23 Hearing on UN Immunity

On October 23, 2014, Judge J. Paul Oetken heard oral arguments on the question of UN immunity and whether service of process was effective in the ongoing case against the UN on behalf of Haiti cholera victims.. The following article summarizes the oral arguments made by IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ellen Blain, and one of the three amici who argued in support of Plaintiffs, Kertch Conze. Conze, representing the Haitian Women of Miami and the Haitian Lawyers Association, gave a passionate argument on behalf of the Haitian community, explaining that the UN could not assert immunity after breaching its legal obligations to provide victims access to a remedy. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Court Asked to Intervene in Haiti Cholera Suit Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News Service October 23, 2014 MANHATTAN (CN) […]

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