US judge dismisses Haiti cholera lawsuit against United Nations – Jamaica Gleaner

A United States judge has ruled that the United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of the deadly cholera outbreak that left more than 8,000 people dead in Haiti. The lawsuit had been filed by human rights groups and others, contending that the UN had not screened the peacekeepers from Nepal for the disease that also sickened more than 700,000 since the first case was detected in October 2010. In addition, the groups had argued that the UN was responsible for poor sanitation and waste disposal practices that spread cholera in the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. via – Jamaica Gleaner


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