Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Panel Says Peacekeeper Immunity Cannot Equal Impunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kermshlise Picard, Communications Coordinator, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti;, 617-652-0876.   UN Panel Says Peacekeeper Immunity Cannot Equal Impunity  Report Fails to Address Haiti Cholera, While Chair Separately Calls for Compensation (New York, June 23, 2015) — On Monday, June 22, a High-Level Independent Panel appointed to review and propose reforms in UN peacekeeping publicly released its final report. The report calls for overhauls in the peacekeeping system, noting that UN peace operations suffer from “chronic challenges”. Despite the mounting accountability crisis facing UN peacekeeping and prior assurances by the Panel Chair that it would issue recommendations to respond to the UN’s accountability failures in Haiti, the panel did not propose reforms that address continued UN impunity for cholera in Haiti. “The UN’s lack of accountability for cholera in Haiti represents one of […]

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