Lawyers Representing Haitian Cholera Victims To Argue Case Against U.N. Should Move Forward
Al Jazeera: Haiti cholera victims get a hearing in U.S. court
“…[A] coalition of U.S. and Haitian lawyers from the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) filed a class action against the United Nations for the alleged role of Nepalese peacekeepers in contaminating the country’s waterways [with cholera bacteria]. … IJDH lawyers will get their chance on Thursday to argue that the lawsuit should go forward. … The U.N. is accused of failing to exercise due diligence when, three years before, Nepalese peacekeepers arrived in Haiti with a strain of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera…” (Crellin, 10/22).