Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Irresponsibility Forces Cholera Victims Into Litigation

This piece explains why cholera victims have had to resort to litigation to force the UN to take responsibility for the epidemic in Haiti. Even though there is now no doubt UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti, the UN continues to deny responsibility and hasn’t raised sufficient funds for their cholera eradication plan. The longer the UN takes to accept responsibility and take action, the less they are upholding their core values of protecting human rights, causing the public to lose respect for the organization. In Their Court: Litigation Against the United Nations as a Last Resort for Haitian Cholera Victims Adam Houston, Health and Human Rights Journal June 18, 2014 In 2014, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) — the latest and longest-lived of a series of UN peacekeeping missions to the country since 1993 — will mark […]

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