Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Abuses of Power Will Have Serious Consequences

Aid to impoverished countries can often have unintended consequences. The “unintended consequences of UN peacekeepers’ presence in Haiti, however, have become symbols of the lack of accountability for injustices committed by UN personnel. Victims of a cholera epidemic brought to Haiti by the UN have been fighting five years for compensation, water and sanitation infrastructure, and an official apology from the UN. Meanwhile, sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel has gone vastly under-reported and silenced. How the UN deals with these issues will have serious consequences for its image and authority going forward. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Taking the ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, MUNPlanet February 26, 2016 Haiti has long been described a perennial ‘failed state,’ a ‘basket […]

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