U.N. Denying Haitian Cholera Victims Right To Justice, U.N. Human Rights Special Rapporteurs Say In Letter To Ban Ki-Moon

The Guardian: U.N.’s own experts chastise Ban Ki-moon over handling of Haiti cholera outbreak
“…In a withering letter to the U.N. chief, the five special rapporteurs say that his refusal to allow cholera victims any effective remedy for their suffering has stripped thousands of Haitians of their fundamental right to justice. The letter is believed to be the first time that the U.N.’s guardians of human rights have turned their spotlight onto the U.N. hierarchy itself, as opposed to individual nation states that are the usual target of their criticism…” (Pilkington, 3/3).

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