Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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 […]

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