Supreme Court To Decide Whether To Review Case On U.N. Immunity After Peacekeepers Imported Cholera To Haiti
Fox News: Supreme Court could hear groundbreaking case that challenges U.N. immunity
“As world leaders descend on New York for this year’s U.N. General Assembly, the immunity enjoyed by the organization is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court. Following a devastating earthquake in 2010, Nepalese peacekeepers sent to help instead brought cholera to Haiti — a disease unknown to the country at the time. … ‘The U.N. must be held responsible so they know there are consequences for the damage they cause in places like Haiti,’ [the lead plaintiff] said. … Edward Flaherty, a Geneva-based lawyer who filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Swiss NGO, Hear Their Cries, told Fox News that if the case is accepted for review, it ‘will allow the Court to finally examine the constitutionality of U.N. immunity’…” (Evansky, 9/22).