Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Cholera victims share their grievances to the UN on Human Rights Day

IJDH Staff Attorney, Beatrice Lindstrom relays messages from the Haitian cholera victims to the United Nations. Over 2,000 handwritten letters were brought to the UN on Human Rights Day. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. On Human Rights Day, Haitians Have A Message for the UN Beatrice Lindstrom, Huffington Post December 11, 2015 “It is with great sadness that I write you this letter to remind you that human rights are something that all people must respect no matter how powerful you are.” So reads the opening line of a letter from Viengeméne Ulisse, one of over 2,000 cholera victims who have handwritten letters to the UN Security Council to demand that the world body take action and provide justice and reparations for the suffering they have experienced due to cholera introduced by UN peacekeepers in […]

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