May 10, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of Western New England School of Law argues that the UN must change its recent course and uphold its international duties to provide a forum for legal redress to the victims of the Cholera outbreak in Haiti ... Last month, the venerable New York City Bar ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) on Wednesday filed a complaint against the UN for compensation of Haiti's cholera victims and their families. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and comes amid the UN's refusal to compensate ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnists Maria-Elena Kolovos and Beatrice Lindstrom of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux say that for the Haitian cholera victims to be properly compensated for their injuries, the UN must respect its own rules and take accountability for its malfeasance instead of attributing ...[read more]
November 8, 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) announced Tuesday that more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims are seeking damages from the UN and the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for its role in the introduction of the cholera virus into the country. Since the virus was ...[read more]
June 5, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
US President Barack Obama has been urged to stop deportations to Haiti on humanitarian grounds. More than 3,000 Americans signed a letter sent to the president on Thursday, claiming that deportees are immediately imprisoned upon return to Haiti and can suffer illness-related deaths as a result of ...[read more]
September 19, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
The Supreme Court of Argentina has ordered the government to provide the indigenous people of the Chaco region with basic necessities while it investigates claims that their land has been illegally sold to commercial farmers. The amparo action, brought by the office of the Defender of the People, ...[read more]

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