Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Summary of third committee UN expert statements on Haiti

The summary below goes into detail on Philip Alston’s, special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, statement, as well as statements and responses of other experts and representatives. The summary and analysis includes discussion of cholera accountability, and the role of powerful member states, like the US, to take clear stances, and to donate generously to the newly established Trust Fund. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Human Rights to Food, Water, Sanitation Essential for Enjoyment of All Others, Experts Tell Third Committee during Interactive Dialogue United Nations Meetings Coverage and Press Releases October 25, 2016 ‘Morally Unconscionable’ Approach to Cholera in Haiti, Feeds Belief that Rights of Neediest Can be Trampled, Says Special Rapporteur The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its discussion of human rights today, with six Special Rapporteurs updating on ways to […]

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