NPR Examines Cholera Epidemic In Haiti, Lawsuit Against U.N.
NPR: Why The U.N. Is Being Sued Over Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic
“…The lawsuit was brought by the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and a sister group in Haiti on behalf of 5,000 cholera victims. They want the U.N. to end cholera by installing a national water and sanitation system; pay reparations to cholera victims and their families; and publicly apologize for bringing cholera to Haiti. The plaintiffs contend the U.N. forfeited its legal immunity when it failed to launch an internal process to adjudicate the plaintiffs’ claims, as they say its own commitments require…” (Knox, 3/21).