UN rejects claims               from cholera victims    Barbara Plett reports for the BBC
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                           In a terse statement                          the spokesm...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                          under a convention                             that grants...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                         Families of the victims                             are dem...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                           The UN has never                         admitted respons...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                          by poor sanitation                                at a    ...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                              A lawyer for                           the cholera vic...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                      and said the case would now                     be pursued in ...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                      The lawyer, Brian Concannon                       said the vic...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                          on the grounds that                          it hadnt esta...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                       He also said lifting immunity                       would not...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                        such as how to test troops                               for...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                         Theres evidence that                               infected...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                            but the UN insists                              its impo...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                              Late last year                         it launched an ...
UN rejects claims from cholera victims                        a move Mr Concannon said                             he cons...
Barbara Plett reports     for the BBC                   22 February 2013
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Un cholera haiti

  1. 1. UN rejects claims from cholera victims Barbara Plett reports for the BBC
  2. 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. 3. UN rejects claims from cholera victims under a convention that grants United Nations immunity for its actions.
  4. 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. 5. UN rejects claims from cholera victims The UN has never admitted responsibility, despite mounting evidence that the epidemic was caused
  6. 6. UN rejects claims from cholera victims by poor sanitation at a peacekeeping camp.
  7. 7. UN rejects claims from cholera victims A lawyer for the cholera victims told the BBC that UN immunity could not mean impunity,
  8. 8. UN rejects claims from cholera victims and said the case would now be pursued in a national court.
  9. 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. 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. 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. 12. UN rejects claims from cholera victims such as how to test troops for disease and properly dispose of sewage.
  13. 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. 14. UN rejects claims from cholera victims but the UN insists its impossible to pinpoint blame definitively.
  15. 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. 16. UN rejects claims from cholera victims a move Mr Concannon said he considered an unofficial response to the victims claims.
  17. 17. Barbara Plett reports for the BBC 22 February 2013

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