U.N. SG Ban Summoned To Appear In Court By Haitian Cholera Victims, Lawyers Say

News outlets report on the ongoing controversy over compensation for victims of the Haitian cholera outbreak, which was caused by U.N. peacekeepers.

Agence France-Presse: Lawyers say U.N. chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY
“Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic said Friday they had served U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in U.S. court…” (6/20).

New York Times: U.N. Chief Served Papers in Suit by Haitian Victims, Lawyers Say
“The United Nations has been resisting, successfully so far, lawsuits from Haiti cholera victims who assert that United Nations peacekeepers caused the 2010 epidemic still ravaging the country. But on Friday, lawyers for the plaintiffs said, something new happened: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was personally served with court papers ordering him to appear, an assertion that his spokesman denied…” (Gladstone, 6/20).

Reuters: U.N. chief served with Haiti cholera complaint, lawyers say
“Lawyers for victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti said on Friday they have served United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a complaint in New York as part of a federal lawsuit seeking compensation for the outbreak, which they blame on U.N. peacekeepers…” (Nichols/Adams, 6/20).

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