Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Cholera Victims Need Access to Justice

This article describes in detail the origin of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, the UN’s failure to provide the victims justice since the epidemic began in 2010, and the litigation that is trying to force the UN to be accountable for its (in)actions. At the center of all this is the demand that UN immunity not be treated as impunity. An excerpt is below. Click HERE for the full text. Access to Justice for Victims of Cholera in Haiti: Accountability for U.N. Torts in U.S. Court Beatrice Lindstrom, Shannon Jonsson, and Gillian Stoddard Leatherberry; Boston University’s International Law Journal November 3, 2014 … As the human costs of a lack of U.N. accountability grow, the international community, including U.N. insiders, is beginning to recognize that in some cases immunity should give way to the need for accountability from an otherwise […]

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