Tuesday, August 23, 2016
US court rules UN immune from Haiti cholera lawsuit
A US federal appeals court has upheld the United Nations (UN) diplomatic immunity from a class-action lawsuit related to the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed 10,000 people thus far. The ruling comes shortly after the UN admitted the roles its peacekeepers played in causing the outbreak of the deadly disease. RT correspondent Trinity Chavez has the report from New York City and speaks with the director of the Institute of Democracy and Justice in Haiti, Brian Concannon, who believes the UN “forfeited immunity by failing to uphold its end of the deal” in Haiti.