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86 Prominent Groups and Individuals Demand Cholera Accountability

United Nations peacekeepers caused a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti in October 2010 but despite about 9,000 deaths and over 700,000 ill, they have yet to be held accountable. At the end of May, cholera victims and their lawyers filed an appeal in their case against the UN seeking accountability for the epidemic. The following week, 86 prominent Haitian American leaders, legal and international scholars and human rights organizations signed six briefs in support of the appeal. These briefs make strong arguments demanding UN accountability and a day in court for cholera victims. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Powerful Legal Coalition Says Haitians Should Be Able to Sue UN for Cholera Outbreak Alex Smith, RYOT June 12, 2015 It’s been over five years since the people of Haiti were rocked by an earthquake that […]

Human Rights Defender Murder is Part of a Pattern

The recent murder of human rights activist Daniel Dorsanvil and his wife is part of a pattern of threats, intimidation, and even murder of those who have attempted to stand up to human rights violations in Haiti. In this article, IJDH’s own Nicole Phillips outlines those violations, steps that international organizations have taken against them, and how the Martelly government can help. Leading Human Rights Activist Daniel Dorsainvil and Wife Killed in Haiti Nicole Phillips, RYOT News February 18, 2014 On Saturday afternoon, February 8, 2014, Daniel Dorsainvil and his wife Girldy Lareche were shot and killed on a street in Port-au-Prince by an unidentified man who fled the scene on a motorcycle.  The double homicide left three children without their parents, and sent shock waves throughout Haiti. Haitian police have not confirmed the identity of the killer or a motive […]

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