UN ‘immune’ from Haiti cholera lawsuit

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The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti, a US judge said in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open international body to an onslaught of litigation.

Court Hears Suit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Mar 02, 2016 · Mario Joseph, a Haitian lawyer who is the lead counsel for the cholera victims, said after the hearing that he believed “the United Nations is walking toward the end of this absolute immunity.” A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A 9 of the New York edition with the headline: Court Hears Suit Against U.N. on Cholera …

Judge Deems UN Immune from Lawsuit for Haiti Cholera

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, a U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit against the United Nations (UN) for its catastrophic introduction of cholera to Haiti, deeming the UN absolutely immune from suit.

Judge Rules UN Immune from Cholera Lawsuit

Jan 09, 2015 · Judge Rules UN Immune from Cholera Lawsuit On January 9, 2015, a Manhattan Judge ruled that the UN is absolutely immune from lawsuits unless it expressly waives that immunity. While this is disappointing for Haitian cholera victims, their lawyers, and their advocates, the fight for justice isn’t over.

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US appeals court upholds UN immunity from Haiti cholera suit

US appeals court upholds UN immunity from Haiti cholera suit August 19, 2016 by David Mcfadden In this Oct. 19, 2011, file photo, a girl receives treatment for cholera symptoms at a Doctors Without Borders, MSF, cholera clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Judge Deems UN Immune from Lawsuit for Haiti Cholera

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, a U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit against the United Nations (UN) for its catastrophic introduction of cholera to Haiti, deeming the UN absolutely immune from suit.

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The United Nations is facing a huge new lawsuit over the outbreak of cholera in Haiti that has widely been blamed on its peacekeepers, after 1,500 Haitian victims and their family members sued the

UN makes first public admission of blame for Haiti cholera

UN’s own experts chastise Ban Ki-moon over handling of Haiti cholera outbreak Read more The author of the report, Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, was one of five experts working for the UN who earlier this year wrote a heavily critical letter to Ban in which the secretary-general’s resistance to …

U.N. immune from accountability for cholera in Haiti, …

Victims of the cholera outbreak brought to Haiti by U.N. peacekeeping troops from Nepal cannot sue the body in U.S. courts, a district judge ruled. Judge J. Paul Oetken of U.S. District Court in Manhattan agreed with the U.N.’s own assessment that it was immune from such a lawsuit, at the end of last week.