Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Justice undone

By Alok Pokharel, Republica January 6, 2013 UN’s Irresponsibility Whenever most of us think of United Nations (UN), it brings to mind noble principles such as human rights, rule of law, and accountability. The UN’s Charter espouses the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the organization’s immense efforts toward the realization of these principles have undoubtedly established it as a paragon. Yet, when it comes to the rule of law and accountability within the UN, a paradox is often evident. The UN’s failure to respond to the cholera epidemic it caused in Haiti is a prime example. With the UN’s active adoption of the cause, we have witnessed a global increase in the promotion and protection of the principles of human rights and justice. Development of international human rights law based on the UN human rights conventions is an example of […]

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