Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Cholera Victims Need Stronger Support for Remedies

Cholera-Stricken Haitians Need Stronger State Support for Remedies John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic, Partner March 7, 2014 A lax justice system is stymying efforts of cholera-infected Haitians to seek redress for their epidemic. But a new report from The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) says this human rights abuse can be addressed with better accountability for state and non-governmental violators. The team submitted their report to the top U.N. official charged with overseeing people’s rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. In October 2010, a cholera epidemic broke out in Haiti that has killed more than 8,500 people and infected more than 700,000. According to the report, extensive evidence shows U.N. peacekeepers introduced the deadly strain to the country from reckless waste management that […]

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