U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Whether To Hear Case Regarding U.N. Accountability For 2010 Haiti Cholera Outbreak
The Guardian: Haitians urge judges to find U.N. culpable for cholera outbreak that killed thousands
“Victims of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti, which killed at least 10,000 people and infected hundreds of thousands more, are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hold the U.N. accountable for having brought the disease to the stricken country. The nine Supreme Court justices will meet in conference to discuss whether to hear Laventure v U.N. as one of their cases of the new term. The petition goes to the heart of the question: should the world body be answerable in domestic courts for the harm it causes people it is there to serve?…” (Pilkington, 10/1).