Charanya Krishnaswami, a Yale Law School student and member of the Transnational Development Clinic, and Muneer I. Ahmad, Yale Law School professor and director of the Transnational Development Clinic, discussed the UN’s failure to acknowledge its responsibility for introducing cholera into Haiti following the 2010 earthquake in “UN Hypocrisy In Haiti,” a column in the Washington Post (22 March 2013).
Haitians became infected after cholera-infected waste was introduced into a tributary of the Artibonite river by UN peacekeepers from Nepal. Krishnaswami and Ahmad report that cholera continues to infect 1500 people every week. The UN is refusing to hold itself accountable and has not yet established a commission to hear the Haitians’ claims even though it has agreed to do so.
Two former Pulitzer Center student fellows, Meghan Dhaliwal and Jason Hayes, traveled to Haiti in July 2012 to report on the situation and interview Haitians who have filed legal complaints – as well as the lawyers who represent them. See their stories and photos here.
Photo: A man holds a picture of himself taken when he was incapacitated by cholera. Image by Meghan Dhaliwal. Haiti, 2012.
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