A recently filed legal petition claiming that the U.N. acted negligently and recklessly in Haiti is raising questions about U.N. accountability. The petition is also raising the possibility that a legally mandated, but rarely implemented, judicial procedure for civilians living in countries with U.N. peacekeeping missions will be enforced, with implications that go far beyond the particulars of the Haiti case.

Haiti Cholera Case Raises Questions About U.N. Accountability

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A recently filed legal petition claiming that the United Nations acted negligently and recklessly in Haiti is raising difficult questions about U.N. accountability -- and its legal immunity.

The petition (.pdf), submitted Nov. 3, is already raising the possibility that a legally mandated, but rarely implemented, judicial procedure for civilians living in countries with U.N. peacekeeping missions will be enforced. ...

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