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IJDH’s Beatrice Lindstrom Featured By NYU Law for Cholera Work

This article features IJDH’s Beatrice Lindstrom, the attorney who has been arguing the cholera case against the United Nations in court. When cholera initially broke out in Haiti, the UN origin was so obvious that Beatrice and others expected the organization to take responsibility and immediately begin addressing the problem. Six years later, the UN is only just beginning to admit responsibility and form a new strategy to eliminate cholera. Meanwhile, we have to decide whether to appeal the cholera case in the Supreme Court. Beatrice hopes that the UN plan will be fair enough not to merit this action. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Beatrice Lindstrom ’10 advocates for cholera victims in Haiti NYU Law News October 18, 2016 When Beatrice Lindstrom ’10 decided to become a human rights lawyer, she says, “suing the […]

Beatrice Lindstrom Receives NYU Recent Graduate Award

We are so proud of IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom for receiving the Recent Graduate Award from New York University. Beatrice has led the efforts to secure justice from the UN for the cholera epidemic it brought to Haiti. Last month, NYU also invited her to speak in the inaugural conference of their new Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. If you missed it, watch the recording here. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Evan Chesler ’75, Troy McKenzie ’00, Thomas Buergenthal ’60, and Beatrice Lindstrom ’10 honored with alumni awards at Reunion 2015 NYU Law May 6, 2015 Amidst gorgeous New York City spring weather, twelve classes from 1955 to 2010 gathered at NYU School of Law last weekend to celebrate at Reunion 2015. The weekend schedule included academic PROGRAMMING, dining, dancing, and more. […]

NYU Law Students Play Key Role in Filing Claims Against the UN on Behalf of Cholera Victims in Haiti (NYU Law)

NYU Law News November 30, 2011 Three current and former NYU Law students are members of a team seeking redress for victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 6,400 and sickened half a million others. The disease appears to have been brought to Haiti by a group of United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal. Bea Lindstrom ’10, Greger Calhan ’12, and Ellie Happel ’11, have worked with the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), which has filed complaints with an internal claims unit of the U.N. seeking compensation for families of those who died, and for cholera survivors. Lindstrom, Calhan, and Happel –in each case with funding from NYU Law –have worked for the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Haiti, a sister organization of IJDH, and through that connection got involved with […]

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