Judge Rules Haitians Cannot Sue UN for Cholera Epidemic

Thousands of Haitians killed or sickened by a cholera epidemic that they blame on U.N. peacekeepers cannot sue the United Nations in a U.S. court because the U.N. has legal immunity that only it can waive, a judge has ruled.

In a decision late on Friday, Judge J. Paul Oetken of U.S. District Court in Manhattan dismissed a lawsuit filed by human rights lawyers seeking compensation for the cholera victims.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs said they would appeal the ruling.

The outbreak has killed more than 8,600 people and infected over 707,000 since October 2010, according to the U.N.

Oetken wrote that the U.N.'s ability to block lawsuits was established by a 1946 international convention and was made clear again in a 2010 ruling from a U.S. appeals court in a case of alleged sex discrimination.

"The U.N. is immune from suit unless it expressly waives its immunity," he wrote.

The U.N. did not expressly waive immunity for the Haitians and has not accepted responsibility for the outbreak, although it has tried to raise money for a cholera elimination campaign.

The plaintiffs plan to appeal Oetken's ruling and show that their case is different from the 2010 case, said one of their lawyers, Brian Concannon, executive director of the Boston-based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti.



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Wonder of Haiti could sue them in the International Court at the Hague?  The un has to be "answerable" to someone.

The bottom sign says it all. Kolera from UN, really? How about Cholera from Haiti. That country needs to clean up their act. Why is it the Dominican Republic on the same island, does not have these problems?

How does a Judge in Manhattan, get the Right, to tell people in Haiti what they cannot do to the UN?   Maybe, the people in Rewanda might be able to add a few details, of their experiences with the UN.    We are running an organization of our Enemies, right on our own Soil, have been for years.  Our Tax Money making it possible for people to come here, with immunity, and curse our Country.      Down with the Damn UN, a Pox on their presence on US Soil.

American lawyers will try to sue for anything these days. I am surprise that the naacp didn't try suing  the American government for their ancestors being brought over here for slavery. Or did they???

Joseph -I think that was sidetracked by the "Black Farmers Restitution Bill" (??), or whatever they called it.

Now why does this NOT surprise me

Well Their you go the Mighty U.N can do No Wrong.

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