Haiti: Class Action Lawsuit filed against U.N. regarding cholera deaths

Posted on October 10, 2013 • Filed under: Haiti, Latin America Health

theguardian.com reported that Haitian families to sue UN for compensation over cholera deaths Class action filed in US will test UN’s traditional immunity after outbreak that killed 8,000 people was traced to UN base. Human rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the United Nations seeking compensation for the families of thousands of Haitians who died of cholera as a result of sanitation lapses at a UN camp. The class action claim comes just days before the UN formally renews the mandate of Minustah, the French acronym of the mission in Haiti, after a troubled decade keeping the peace. Read Article

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