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Human Rights Organizations File Brief in Support of Appeal

A number of human rights organizations, including the John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic, have filed a brief in support of the recent appeal by the victims of the Haitian cholera outbreak in their case against the United Nations. According to these organizations, the original ruling by a New York court that the UN has immunity in this case is in ignorance of international human rights law. They maintain that UN accountability and redress for the cholera outbreak should continue to be demanded. Court Erred in Cholera Case and UN Should Make Redress to Victims MarketWatch CHICAGO, Jun 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — A New York court failed to consider international human rights law when it ruled that the United Nations is immune from providing redress to victims of Haiti’s devastating cholera epidemic. That’s according to new […]

UN Should Respect Cholera Victims on Human Rights Day

By denying responsibility and dodging accountability for the cholera epidemic its peacekeepers brought to Haiti, the United Nations is denying the victims justice. The John Marshall Law School and 60 human rights groups sent a letter to the UN High Commissioner asking him to call for remedies for cholera victims. What better time to do so than on International Human Rights Day? Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. Click HERE for the letter. UN Should Honor Human Rights Day With Amends to Haitian Cholera Victims John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic December 10, 2014 Today, Human Rights Day should be when the United Nations starts righting the wrongs done to hundreds of thousands of Haitian cholera victims who have been deprived of justice by the international organization. That’s according to the International Human Rights […]

Cholera Justice Letter to UN High Commissioner

The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) of the John Marshall Law School has written a report detailing the UN’s violation of Haitian’s rights by not taking responsibility for the cholera epidemic UN peacekeepers caused there. Along with that report, the IHRC is sending a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urging him to seek redress for cholera’s victims. The IHRC is accepting organizational signatures until December 9, 2014. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. UN Must Make Amends to Victims of Haiti Cholera Epidemic John Marshall Law School in International Human Rights Clinic December 5, 2014 The United Nations must stop refusing to provide remedies to the victims of Haiti’s destructive cholera epidemic. That plea comes from The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic, whose leaders say that denying […]

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