Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

US Foreign Policy vs UN Cholera Epidemic

This article examines the US Government’s involvement in the ongoing case against the United Nations on behalf of Haiti cholera victims. It argues that the decision by the US to intervene on the UN’s behalf and assert the organization’s immunity to suit is not in line its stated foreign policy goals. Supporting the UN’s evasion from the judicial system altogether, they suggest, is constitutionally problematic and allows the UN to hide behind empty promises. Importantly, they note how UN immunity in this case would violate the fundamental principles of justice and human rights, which were ironically the very principles on which the UN’s immunity was built. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera Adam Houston, Peggy Chateauneuf, Beatrice Lindstrom; The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs October 23, 2014 The […]

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