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  • 1. UN rejects claims from cholera victims Barbara Plett reports for the BBC
  • 2. UN rejects claims from cholera victims In a terse statement the spokesman for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said the damages claim was not receivable
  • 3. UN rejects claims from cholera victims under a convention that grants United Nations immunity for its actions.
  • 4. UN rejects claims from cholera victims Families of the victims are demanding millions of dollars in compensation accusing the UN of introducing the disease to Haiti.
  • 5. UN rejects claims from cholera victims The UN has never admitted responsibility, despite mounting evidence that the epidemic was caused
  • 6. UN rejects claims from cholera victims by poor sanitation at a peacekeeping camp.
  • 7. UN rejects claims from cholera victims A lawyer for the cholera victims told the BBC that UN immunity could not mean impunity,
  • 8. UN rejects claims from cholera victims and said the case would now be pursued in a national court.
  • 9. UN rejects claims from cholera victims The lawyer, Brian Concannon said the victims legal team would challenge the UNs right to immunity from Haitian courts
  • 10. UN rejects claims from cholera victims on the grounds that it hadnt established an alternative mechanism for dealing with accountability issues, as stipulated in its agreement with the government.
  • 11. UN rejects claims from cholera victims He also said lifting immunity would not challenge UN policy, which is protected by the convention, but its practice
  • 12. UN rejects claims from cholera victims such as how to test troops for disease and properly dispose of sewage.
  • 13. UN rejects claims from cholera victims Theres evidence that infected Nepalese peacekeepers caused the epidemic by dumping untreated waste into a key river system,
  • 14. UN rejects claims from cholera victims but the UN insists its impossible to pinpoint blame definitively.
  • 15. UN rejects claims from cholera victims Late last year it launched an initiative to eliminate cholera in Haiti by investing in clean drinking water and sanitation systems,
  • 16. UN rejects claims from cholera victims a move Mr Concannon said he considered an unofficial response to the victims claims.
  • 17. Barbara Plett reports for the BBC 22 February 2013