Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Cholera: From the Origin to Legal Developments

This article details both the theory that cholera in Haiti was triggered by environmental factors, as well as the evidence showing that United Nations peacekeepers triggered the epidemic through negligent sanitary practices. The author then describes the actions BAI and IJDH took to seek justice for cholera victims, from the 2011 petition demanding UN accountability through the 2013 complaint filed in the Southern District of New York. He also outlines some of the legal arguments against the UN’s response, as well as outside reactions to the case (including former UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s). The introductory paragraph is below. Click HERE for a pdf of the full article. Cholera in Haiti: A Perfect Storm of Scientific and Legal Uncertainty Guy R. Knudsen, Natural Resources & Environment Summer 2014 To date, the Haitian cholera epidemic that broke out in 2010 has killed more than […]

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