Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

How UN Immunity is Allowing Human Rights Violations

United Nations peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti in 2010 and have used “absolute immunity as a bureaucratic tactic to avoid responsibility” since then, despite over 9000 deaths from and over 770,000 cases of cholera in Haiti. This article discusses how the UN’s self-protective ducking behind immunity is actually self-destructive for an organization purported to stand for human rights. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. No Immunity from Cholera: the UN’s Role in the 2010 Haitian Outbreak Madlen Nash, McGill Blog July 22, 2016 The United Nations cannot claim to address and prevent human rights violations while simultaneously failing to acknowledge the culture of impunity and alarming lack of accountability within the organization. Immunity should exist solely to ensure the security of UN peacekeepers during their missions. Instead, the UN uses absolute immunity as a bureaucratic tactic […]

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